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Fraud fighters

Series Title(s):
This is America
Contributor(s):
RKO-Pathe.
Publication:
[Culver City, CA] : RKO Pathe, c1949
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Drug Approval
Fraud -- prevention & control
Advertising as Topic
Product Surveillance, Postmarketing
United States. Food and Drug Administration.
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Popular Works
Abstract:
This film shows inspectors and officials of the US Food and Drug Administration working to enforce food and drug regulations and thus keep the population safe. It follows the work of one agent who is assigned to investigate a scam "medicine" called Elixirex. A man with diabetes dies, having stopped his insulin and taken Elixirex instead. Around the same time, an FDA official scanning ads for questionable treatments sees an ad for Elixirex and assigns an agent to follow up on it. The agent visits the mailing address listed in the ad, speaks to a woman there, and finds a makeshift lab in a backyard shed. He takes the necessary steps to shut down the operation. Cosmetics, foods, and other pseudo-drugs are shown as well, in an effort to educate the audience on the existence of dangerous compounds and on the efforts of the FDA to identify and regulate them.
Copyright:
This item may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing.
Copyright Holder:
RKO Pathe; Source: Item; Research date: 11/08/2011
Extent:
016 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Cast:
Narrator: Dwight Weist.
Credits:
Produced by Jay Bonafield ; directed and photographed by Larry O'Reilly ; supervised by Phil Reisman, Jr. ; written by Jerome Brondfield ; edited by David Cooper ; music by Nathaniel Shilkret.
Provenance:
Received: Aug. 15, 1988 as a donation from the Food and Drug Administration.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
9442231 (See catalog record)
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Series Title(s):
This is America
Contributor(s):
RKO-Pathe.
Publication:
[Culver City, CA] : RKO Pathe, c1949
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Drug Approval
Fraud -- prevention & control
Advertising as Topic
Product Surveillance, Postmarketing
United States. Food and Drug Administration.
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Popular Works
Abstract:
This film shows inspectors and officials of the US Food and Drug Administration working to enforce food and drug regulations and thus keep the population safe. It follows the work of one agent who is assigned to investigate a scam "medicine" called Elixirex. A man with diabetes dies, having stopped his insulin and taken Elixirex instead. Around the same time, an FDA official scanning ads for questionable treatments sees an ad for Elixirex and assigns an agent to follow up on it. The agent visits the mailing address listed in the ad, speaks to a woman there, and finds a makeshift lab in a backyard shed. He takes the necessary steps to shut down the operation. Cosmetics, foods, and other pseudo-drugs are shown as well, in an effort to educate the audience on the existence of dangerous compounds and on the efforts of the FDA to identify and regulate them.
Copyright:
This item may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing.
Copyright Holder:
RKO Pathe; Source: Item; Research date: 11/08/2011
Extent:
016 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Cast:
Narrator: Dwight Weist.
Credits:
Produced by Jay Bonafield ; directed and photographed by Larry O'Reilly ; supervised by Phil Reisman, Jr. ; written by Jerome Brondfield ; edited by David Cooper ; music by Nathaniel Shilkret.
Provenance:
Received: Aug. 15, 1988 as a donation from the Food and Drug Administration.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
9442231 (See catalog record)