Phonies Beware!

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Phonies Beware!

investigation diabetes drug food & drug administration (fda)

Phonies Beware!

Release Date: May 25, 1956

Year    :   1956
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   RKO Radio Pictures, RKO Pathé Pictures
Director    :   Larry O'Reilly
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Frances Dinsmoor
RunTime    :   8 mins.

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.

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