This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Pennsylvania House bill 1856 prohibiting the sale of "baby food, cosmetics or personal care products or any nonprescription drug or medical device" at swap meets or flea markets passes House Judiciary Committee Oct. 5. The bill was introduced because of concerns that outdated materials were being sold at such events. The bill has received support from the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America as well as the Pennsylvania Retailers Association; similar legislation has passed in Indiana (1"The Tan Sheet" May 10, p. 19)
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