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Phenacetin in Switzerland: correction


In our issue of April 16th (p. 29) we wrongly stated that in Switzerland phenacetin is now available only on prescription. In fact pharmacies may sell up to 10 G of the drug in one sale directly to the public, but a larger quantity requires a doctor’s prescription. Though this obviously does not constitute any real control, it amounts to official recognition that some sort of control is needed.

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