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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Johnson's Baby Powder 24 OZ A "200" special. Johnson's1 Baby Shampoo 15.8 OZ A "200' special. 9 OZ Sll3V6 Baby Shampoc 12 OZ A "200" special. I AXfcMC Johnson's Baby Oil A "200" special 157 Penaten Shampoo or Penaten Oil OZ A "200" special. _ _ _ Each Q-Tips 270s A "200" special. Curity Absorbent Balls 300's A "200" special. Eveready Flashlight and 2 D99BP Batteries A "200' special. Facelle Royale Tissues 60s A "200" special. Popped Butane Lighter Extra Refill A "200" special Mister Comb A "200" special. Eveready Batt D99BP Package of 2 DV? Volts A "200" special THE COOL CRITERIA FOR SELF-MEDICATION Have you ever wondered why you don't see Mrs. Wmslow's Soothing Syrup or Clark's World Famed Blood Mixture on the shelves in a drug store today' "It's because doctors, pharmacists and the public pressured the government to pass a Bill in 1908 to protect all of us from medi- cines with exaggerated explains Philip Goldman, President, Koffler Stores, creators of Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada Thus, Patent Medicines, packaged drugs used for self-medication, came under the control of the Proprietary or Patent Medi- cine Act administered by the Food and Drug Direc- torate in the Department of National Health and Welfare "In 1919 the PPM Act was continues Goldman, "requiring regis- tration for each formula plus annual licensing, banning any false or mis- leading advertising, pro- hibiting overstatements of product effectiveness, fix- ing maximum dosage and prohibiting indiscriminate distribution to th.e public "If any customer has any question regarding any product sold in our stores, we urge him to consult the pharmacist on says Goldman "At Shoppers Drug Mart stores, we are concerned with the advertising claims of some of the manufac- turers under the Pro- prietary or Patent Medicine Act, but it is up to the Food and Drug Directorate to make the necessary changes. We believe that the day of secret formulas has passed and we are in favour of label disclosure. First of all, the public would be more informed. Secondly, those taking highly potent medication would be more aware of the dangers of interaction with patent medicines. We feel that label dis- closures would tend to lessen this danger." at your Shoppers Drug Mart store. ;