Magazine article Drug Topics

A New Stamp Commemorates Historic Drug Law

Magazine article Drug Topics

A New Stamp Commemorates Historic Drug Law

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Last month, amid the antique splendor of the circa 1846 Hooks American Drug Store Museum in Indianapolis, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new stamp commemorating the Pure Food & Drug Act of 1906. The brightly colored stamp, reminiscent of the packaging and claims of the patent medicine era, pays tribute to the act and its diligent enforcement by the Food & Drug Administration. It is the 11 th stamp to be unveiled in the Postal Service's Celebrate the Century Program.

The Postal Service's Celebrate the Century program honors the most memorable and significant people, places, events, and trends of each decade in the century. The first 30 stamps of the series, unveiled at a rate of one per day (an. 5 to Feb. 3), commemorate the decades from 1900-1909 and 1910-1919. All 30 stamps will be available in local post offices after Feb. 3.

"The Pure Food & Drug Act protected the health of thousands of Americans throughout this past century," said James Rogers, executive director of Hook's American Drug Store Museum. …

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