About the film
investigation diabetes drug food & drug administration (fda)
Release Date: May 25, 1956
|Production Companies||:||RKO Radio Pictures, RKO Pathé Pictures|
This Screenliner short shows how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looks at drug claims that may be fraudulent. In this case, a product called Elixirex is advertised as a cure-all for almost any ailment, including arthritis, rheumatism, and diabetes. After a diabetes patient dies following the use of Elixirex, FDA inspectors start their investigation.