Newsbites: 100 and 75 years ago

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07 January 2010 16:23  [Source: ICB]

ICIS Chemical Business traces its roots back to 1871, when one of the original ­publications was called Oil, Paint and Drug Reporter

100 YEARS AGO
January 10, 1910
On more than a few occasions there have been uttered at the meeting of the National Wholesale Druggists Association words on the evil attending the sale of narcotics and the duty of the wholesalers in the matter... [despite the fact] that the wholesale druggists were talking against their own immediate financial interests.... So outspoken and persistent has one very prominent member... been in condemning the indiscriminate sale of cocaine... that he has caused himself and his house to be regarded with more or less disfavor.

Manufacturers, importers and wholesale dealers in cocaine are drawing the lines tighter in the matter of distributing that insidious alkaloid, and the rule is not uncommon that only a limited quantity will be sold to any one retail dealer.

75 YEARS AGO
January 14, 1935
[P]roposals for the regulation of petroleum production were being studied... following [the Supreme Court's]... declaring invalid section 9(c) of the national industrial recovery act under which the government has been attempting to prevent interstate shipment of illegally produced oil.


By: Ivan Lerner
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