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Federal Food and Drug act of 1906
AKA Pure Food and Drug Act
Provided authority for federal inspection of meat products
Forced secret elixers with ingredients such as cocaine, heroin or morphine to correctly label the ingredients.
Narcotic Tax Act of 1914
AKA Harrison Narcotic Act
Any dispensation of opiates must be registered with the IRS
Control flow of opiates
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938
Replaced 1906 Act
Provided better definitions and clarification of misbranding
Gave FDA authority to require testing of new drugs for safety
The Durham-Humphrey Amendment of 1951
Created the distinction between OTC and Legend Drugs (RX drugs)
Legend drugs can only be dispensed with a prescription
The Kefauver-Harris Amendment of 1962
AKA the Drug Efficacy Amendment
Required drug manufacturers to provide proof of effectiveness and safety of their drugs before approval.
The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
The agency that was the predecessor to the DEA.
In 1973, they merged
Drug Abuse Prevention/Control Act of 1970
- AKA Controlled Substances Act
- Replaced the Harrison Act
Required the use of DEA numbers and transaction tracking.
Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970
Designed to reduce the risk of children ingesting dangerous substances.
Required locking caps
Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005
Regulates OTC sales of pseudoephedrine
Sets the amounts that can be sold: 3.6, 9.0, 7.5
Records must be kept for 2 years.