(From a Special Correspondent)April 11, 1949.
Investigation of Drug Prices Asked
Peoples Lobby, Inc., one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the National Capital, has requested President Truman to order a Federal Trade Commission investigation of retail prices of medicines, vitamins and surgical instruments and equipment. Benjamin C. Marsh, secretary of People's Lobby, Inc., wrote the President: "It is obvious that the full health program you are urging will not be enacted into law at this session of Congress, and also that your program should be modified. Much of the medical and dental care and treatment you advocate must be furnished by government, partly the federal government, since those who most need medicine and care cannot afford to pay for it. We earnestly request, therefore, that you have the Federal Trade Commission investigate prices of medicines and vitamins and ascertain whether there is any collusion