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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 40 TMt IETHBRIDGE Wednesday, Auauil 30, 1972 One-third of Canadian drugs s VANCOUVKH KT> PrUishj Columbia experts say almost: one-third, of Canadian j maceutieal companies are pro- ducing of such inferior quality that they shcnilc' re- called" from drugstore- shelves. "It's getting so that Bcriplion drug recalls ordered by (ho federal government's j health protection tiranch are as common an occurrence as the j recalling of defective nulomo- j said Peter Hell, exeeu-1 live coordinator of Ihe H C. I Professional 1'iuirmacisls Society. The soeiety's cnnecrn Is hacked up hy the U.C. I'hur- iniiceutical Association, which, together with the- society, is wltli doctors and dispensing pharmacists about the dangers of some drills. "There arc iilwul WO phur- macentical houses putting out I drugs throughout Mr. I Hell said. "W these I'd estimate 200 are reputable outfits." The. lask of protecting the. public from taking medication th t may not alleviate' spei'ifie npUims nr conditions has furthur nnnplitMU'd by provincial legislation ich allows lite pharmacist to oase any brand of a pnrticu- tlrug if the prescribing pby- doesn't indicate other- The only stipulation is llmtj before a pharmacist Mik'cls itn j alternate, brand of n drug, that i drug must he of a lower price than the brand originally pre- scribed. "With all the recent publicity and cmphnsis on Inlying drugs by their generic names to save money, tin1 customer insisls on cheaper brand name which in fact may r.ol do him any good at said Hoy Fovang, Regis- trar of (he Pharmaceutical As- sociation. II doesn't mean that all Icwcr-priccd drugs are iitrcrio', but it (Vies mean that n doctor's or pharmacist's advice should i he listem-d to, Mr. Fcvang Raid. One problem is hioavailabil- amount of lire drug lhal Is released within the body. Two drugs willi similar com- j nonenls may have completely different Unavailabilities, Mr. Kevang said. "If a patient has been stabi- lized on a particular drug which is helping him, he should continue with that C.fug and not try to s-vilch to a cheaper I he said. S SIMPSONS-SEARS Today you can sweep from tile to pile with Simpsons-Sears new infinite control sweepe, Perfectly 'Tiie-to-Pito' deluxe sweeper gives greater coverage, r.vreeps fast. Two combs clean the brush as it sweeps. New, larger dustpans empty at a finger's touch of Iho top-rnounterJ controls. The nylon bearings need no oilincj. Rubber wraparound bumper protects your furniture. Smooth-running rubber wheels. Durable steel construction with bright Gold colour enamel finish. On top_o( all this, you'll save money, too. That's a sweep. Dept. Reg. S20.9K Save 5" Sale 14 99 Quality (losls INo More At Simpsons-Scars (TORE HOURS Opnn Daily 9 a.m. lo 5.30 p.m. Thursdny find Friday 9 n m. lo 9 p.m. Cr.nlrrt Villarjo. Tclophonn 32B-9231 WAY HACK WHEN and now lire these photos of film great Marlcnc Dlelrich. Shu's ready for a film role In 1930, uml you don't wouiicr wily she became fa- mous for her legs. And at right shn's In London In light blue dc-nlin with match- Ing floppy lial. .She wore long pants at times la Ihc IKOs, too, when such, attire tended to' lift eyebrows. Soviets may sell to pay for grain By JOHN' BAUSMAN transferred large amounts of j MOSCOW (AT) In tbe month or so Soviet huyer.s have gonc to ttiu Id rnarket lo pick up millions of Ions of grain, apparently lo make up a serious shortage in tlicir own production. Western specialists here fig- ure the Soviets have run up a hill oi around Si.4 hillion in grain deals with Canada, tbe United States, France anil Aus- tralia. Unless Hie Soviets have n special reserve fund that no one knows about, there are two main ways they can raise the money; Ry reducing ptanncd industrial investment or selling gold, of which Ihe Soviet Union is one of the world's major pro- durcrs. Rumors of Soviet gold sales, carried out m planned, have cropping up in ar.d Switzerland. The Soviet Union never pul lishes an accounting of its for- eign currency holdings or golrl rves. So far TIS specialists hero know, the Soviet Union has made no substantial gold sales since the In tbe years to IOCS, also a time of harvest trouhles, Soviet gold sales are believed to have run around million a year. In 1966 tbcy tapered off to in significance. There is a pcssihility the So- viet-; arc fjnietly and regularly selling off small amounts ONCK MADTC BIG RALKS n early years the Soviets tended to make big gold deals For special purposes and rnajo payments they cither sold o old. Rut thai was at a limo when old Kohl at the fixed rate of >35 U.S, an ounce, no matter LOW much was put on the mar LCl. With a free price now run- iJng nearly double the inter- governmental fixed price of in ounce, the Soviets face a dif- ereiit kind ol market. If they tried to sell large quanUtics at one time, they coultl depress the market and owor the value of their gold. Thus some observers here do not look Eor any dramatically arge Soviet gold sales. They speculate that Ihc Soviets may lave started selling off small amounts of gold to avoid big leals that would weaken prices. This could account for unoffi- cial reports over the last few months that Swirl gold was >cing sold in Zurich, Suitzer- land. The U.S. treasury con- firmed last month that a rela- tively small .shipment of Soviet gold, Si ,327 ounce's, had her-n received from Switzerland by a licensed American buyer. AMOUNT A KKCKKT Just how much gold Ihe So- viets have in reserve is closely guarded secret. Conservative Western estimates nm around GO million ounces, which would be billion at (he fixed inter- national price or nearly double that on the free market. Some Western estimates run substantially higher than that although the sources are about the basis ofr thcih fig- ures. Anriual Soviet gold production Ls another figure hard lo pin down. The conservative e.sti mate is ahout seven million unc.cs, vorth about mil- at the current free market e. Again other Western esti- nates run somewhat aljovc this igurc to around 10 million lunces. Canadian sought for school post EDMONTON (CP) Initial attempts to find a new superin- tendent for the Edmonton Pub- lic School Hoard will be aJmed at Canadians, it was announced here. The board, after accepting tlic resignation of superintenr dcnt Holland Jones, said it would advertise throughout Canada for a replacement. "There are people in Canada who can f i 11 this said Trustee John I'alerson, Jf early advertisements don't result in a satisfactory appli- cant, he said, Ihe board may advertise more widely "pos- sibly in tbe U.S." Dr. Jones, n Massachusetts native who had held tho Ed- monton post for several years, has accepted the job of superin- tendent of the CharloUe-Meck- Icnhcrj; Public School System in North Carolina. Deputy superintendent Mich- ael A. StrembiLsky has been ap- pointed acting superintendent until a successor to Dr. Jones is found. Rubbermaid Rubbermaid Sale Bright bathroom things add that decorator touch at a Rubber tub-mat. Suro-grip suction cups for non- slip safety. Pink, Lilac, Gold, White. a-Siza Reg. 3.29 2.67 b-Sizo Reg. 3.98 3.37 c-Daisy tub appliques arc safety-conscious flow.. in non-slip rubber. Waterproof adhesive backing. Colours as above. Pkg. 16. Reg. 3.69 2.97 d-Matching toilet set. Reg. 3.98 3.37 SIMPSONS-SEARS Quality Coils No More at Simpsons-Soars STORE HOURS: Open Dolly 9 c.m. lo p.m. Thumlny nnil Friday 9 n m. to 9 p.m. Centre Village. Tolophona 328-9231 ;