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The Patent Medicine Emulations.

United Press Association—By Eleotrio Telegraph—Copyright. Stdnkt, May 15 A meeting of the Manufacturing Chemists' and Proprietors' Association, including representatives of large English, American, aad Canadian proprietors, was held to protest against the revised regulations issued by the New Zealand Government in regard to patent and proprietary article?. The resolution was adopted: " That the modified regulations concerning patent medicines in New Zealand will tend to lessen the amount of business done by the residents of New South Wales with New Zealand, and this meeting protests against the same coming into force." The speakers considered that the. regulations will have a serious effect on a business which had been built up at great cost, and contended that although the regulations are, apparently directed against certain so-called patent medicines, which were thought to be injurious to the community, they will affect registered and proprietary rights throughout. The chief opposition was to submitting a formula of proprietary articles to an official of the Health Department, tho contention being that thereby they would become public property. Stress was laid on the loss to the trade, and as a result to New Zealand, the inconvenience of people who pinned their faith to reputable patent medicines, also the loss to newspapers through the necessary withdrawal of advertisements.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905

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The Patent Medicine Emulations. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905