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Loasby's lung tonic

Loasby's lung tonic

When this lung tonic began to be sold in New Zealand in 1911 it came with a pamphlet that described the medicine as containing no opiates. This was a response to the increasing public concern and legislative restrictions against the use of opiates and other drugs in patent medicines.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Drugs - Restricting drugs, 1866 to 1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/39562/loasbys-lung-tonic (accessed 20 October 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013