Started by 11mc22, June 17, 2009, 06:13:57 PM
Quote from: 11mc22 on June 17, 2009, 06:13:57 PMfrom: http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/History/drug_law_timeline.htm"1906 The Pure Food and Drug Act was passed, forming the Food and Drug Administration and giving it power to regulate foods and drugs, and requiring labeling of contents on foods and drugs. The most important effect on the drug problem was the demise of the patent medicine industry. Drug addiction began a dramatic drop. "
QuoteSo, yes, at one time there was cocaine in Coca-Cola. But before you're tempted to run off claiming Coca-Cola turned generations of drinkers into dope addicts, consider the following: back in 1885 it was far from uncommon to use cocaine in patent medicines (which is what Coca-Cola was originally marketed as) and other medical potions. When it first became general knowledge that cocaine could be harmful, the backroom chemists who comprised Coca-Cola at the time (long before it became the huge company we now know) did everything they could with the technology they had available at the time to remove every trace of cocaine from the beverage. What was left behind (until the technology improved enough for it all to be removed) wasn't enough to give a fly a buzz.
Quote from: AHPMB on November 16, 2009, 02:00:45 PMIn fact, the PF&D and Clean Meat Acts were embraced by the industry as a way to prove they were putting out decent product, so that people wouldn't be confused by shysters that were adulterating milk, medicine and meat products and then lying to consumers.
QuoteHere's an article on how industry saw regulation as a way to restore competitiveness
QuoteTalking about this issue purely from a regulatory stand-point strips it of its context. This is about stupid fundamentalists (though not always in the religious sense).