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Compare And Contrast The Food And Cosmetic Act Of 1938

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Despite the Pure Food and Drug Act being formed, many the deaths and issues from drugs were still proceeding. After 107 people including a six year old, died from a poisonous ingredient in Elixir Sulfanilamide, a chemical relative of antifreeze, the distraught mother of the child wrote a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt about her grief and how something must be done. President Roosevelt responded by enacting The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938. This act improved the past act by requiring manufacturers to submit an application to the FDA before marketing a drug, and by calling for adequate labeling for safe use of drugs. This act created requirements that certain drugs be labeled for sale by prescription only.
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