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CSPI CRITICIZES EFIDAC/24, SOURCE OF LIFE 1993 AD CAMPAIGNS

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CSPI CRITICIZES EFIDAC/24, SOURCE OF LIFE 1993 AD CAMPAIGNS at a Jan. 27 press conference to announce the recipients of the consumer group's Ninth Annual "Harlan Page Hubbard Lemon Awards" for "misleading" advertising. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Ciba's Efidac/24 ads are deceptive because they urge "cold sufferers to rely on 24-hour, time-release Efidac/24, even though the product contains pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which can cause sleeplessness." Ads for Nature's Plus' Source of Life dietary supplement were cited by CSPI because they claim to deliver "'an incredible burst of energy' the very first time you try it."

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