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Prohibited interstate commerce in adulterated or misbranded food, drinks, and drugs. Government pre-approval of drugs is required1906
Requires that new drugs must be shown to be safe before marketing1938
The law enforcement agency established that would later be renamed the Food and Drug Administration1927
Drug manufacturers must provide proof of safety and effectiveness before marketing the drug1962
Classfies 5 levels of drugs that have potential for abuse and therefore restricts its distribution1970
Defined scope of health information that may/may not be shared among health care providers without patient consent; protect patients' right to privacy1996
Allowed for extension of drug patent terms and introduction of lower-cost generics1984
Provides incentives to promote/research/market drugs needed for the treatment of rare diseases1976
Requires pharmacists to offer counseling to Medicaid patients regarding medications1990; now extended to all patients
Requires child-proof packaging on most drugs dispensed in pharmacies. Non-child-proof containers can be used only if specifically requested1970
Established that manufacturers, pharmacists, importers, and physicians prescribing narcotics should be licensed and required to pay a tax1914
Defines what drugs require a prescription; requires them to include this legend on the label: 'Rx only.'1951

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