Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 21, 1973 · Page 8
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8 CfeJjBsbugg_.P^gjster Thursday, June 21, 1973 Feminine Hygiene Sprays Get FDA Frown By MICHAEL J. CONLON WASHINGTON (tM) - Tm (major manufacturers of female] deotfoiraint sprays indicated today they are willing to start warning cottstimers that their products could cause rashes and otter harmful reactions. But ttere was little industry comment on the Food and Drug Administration's claim that such products are medically and hyigieniically womtMess, and no indiflatton ifoe drug firms will reformulate the sprays to ease the problem. The FDA Wednesday proposed a strongly worded warning for the lalbeJs of female deodorant sprays, $55 million of which were sold last year. 106 Degrees The warning would say: "Cautiori-For external use only. Spray at least eight inches from skim. Use sparingly and not more Whan once daily to avoid irritation, Do not use this product with a sanitary napkin Do not apply to broken, irritated 'or itching skin. Persistent or unusual odor may indicate the presence of a condafcton for which ia physician should be consuled, If a rash, irritation, unusual vaginal discharge or discomfort develops, discontinue use immediately and consuljt a physician." In addition, the FDA said it "knows of no medical or hygienic benefits derived from these sprays." Under the proposed regulation, itlhe agency will consider misbrahfded any feminine deodorant spray which uses the words "hygiene,' "hygienic" or similar words implying medical usefulness." Alberto Culver Co., Melrose Park, 111., whose "FDS" is leading product in the field said "We are prepared to conform with any regulations and to make the change on the label. We've known this was coming for some time." Company Denied But Mie company denied Had been making medical or hygienic claims for itihe product, saying it had been promoted primarily as a "grooming aid And a spokesman siaid Alberto- Culver saw "no necessity" to reformulate the spray to lessen the chance for adverse reac L.A. Electrical Use Hits Highest Ever on June Day TOO MUCH — The downgrade must've been too much for this truck at Kansas City, Kan. Well, it isn't the first time somebody got in trouble just because of soft shoulders. NEA By United Press International Los Angeles used more electricity Wednesday than any other June day in history, keeping homes and buildings cool in 106-degree weather. The city's electrical company withstood the test, but officials worried about meeting future energy needs. In Austin, Tex., the state's land commissioner said .Texans cannot keep on indulging themselves with oil and gas as they have been doing, because of shrinking supplies. And in Washington, the American Automobile Association (AAA), said gas stations that reduced operating hours were not necessarily short on fuel, but were closing earlier because they are now able to sell just as much gasoline in a shorter time. Reduced Hours AAA spokesman J. Kay Aldous announced earlier that nearly half the nation's gasoline stations had either reduced operating hours or imposed quotas because of the nationwide fuel shortage. He said most filling stations have the same -amount of gasoline as they had previously, but because the demand is up, they can sell all the gasoline they have on hand, allowing them to operate with fewer personnel, make more money and get additional time off. In Los Angeles, demand on the Southern California Edison Co. for electrical power set an all-time high at 3 p.m. when the system reached 9.915 million kilowatts. The previous record was 9.815 million, set last July 31, the company said. Meet Demands A spokesman for California Edison said the company expected to meet power demands in the coming season oi high air-conditioner use, bar ring any unforeseen problems but that power shortages wil occur by 1975 or 1976 unless the company is allowed to build new generating facilities. Texas Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong said the days of using fuel extravagantly are over. I, for one, am interested in getting this message across to he people that the party's over," he said. "We may make it if our import situation holds out." Hons. Warner Lambert Co., which (makes "Pristine" spray, said "We are certain Warner Lambert will be able to comply with any regulation which may be issued." It did not comment on the FDA's charges about the value of the products, or my it it would change its formula. Bristol* Myers Co., which makes "Feminique," and Johnson & Johnson, which makes "Vespre" and "Nalturally Femi- nin," both declined to comment ait all. The industry and public were given to days to register their reactions to the proposal with the FDA, after which time the agency will decide in what form to make the order finial. The FDA said it acted after receiving 174 complaints from users of sprays from M9 to 1972. The most common complaint, it said, involved burns. There were also cases of irritation, infection, including vaginal discharge, blisters, rashes and what the FDA called "urinary urgency." Home Improvement Dreams Come True At HOME * AY What's your fantasy? A beautiful new bathroom? A really workable kitchen? A recreation room for the kids? An extra guest room or den? If you are thinking of expanding or improving your home let us help with a convenient home improvement loan. Bring your dreams along . . . our friendly loan officers will help them come true. Planning to Build? For Helpful Hints Visit Our Homestead Room. 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