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September 23, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/08/15: CIA-RDP80-00810A007900500002-1 INFORMATION REPORT INFORMATION REPORT CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of winch in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. S-&-c-R.E-T SUBJECT Shortages of Pharma;,ieuticals i, Foodstuffs and Mbrnh.andiae in tbe. Lodz District DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED DATE ACQUIRED REPORT DATE DISTR. 23 September 1"~' 25X1 NO. OF PAGES 2 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES This is UNEVALUATED Information 1. In June 1955 all supplies of sarcolan1 and glucose were withdrawn from the Lodz pharmacies on the official excuse that they were required to meet urgent export requirements. Rumor in the city had it, however, that the drugs were in fact defective and had caused 20 deaths before the authorities could wit',- draw them, 2. In the Lodz district there is a flourishing black market in the more widely, used drugs. Pharmacists, using physicians' blank prescription forms, buy up their shops' pharmaceuticals themselves and resell them at inflated prices. As a result, sick persons are often unable to find the drugs,they needy even when searching outside Lodz in the neighboring towns. 3o Food shortages persist in the Lodz area and prices rise steadily. Certain items suddenly disappear from the market and then reappear a short, time later under different brand, names and at a higher- price. This happened with tea during July 1955. A popular brand selling at 7010 zlotys per 100 grams suddenly vanished and was replaced by a brand selling at?14 zlotys. Bread flour and various types of sausage have been similarly affected. 4. During June 1955, textiles and other goods of better quality were withdrawn from the Lodz sho s d p an shipped to Warsaw and Poznan to make an impression on the foreign visitors to the World Youth, Festival and the Poznan Trade Fair respectively. The Lodz population does not look with favor on the various fa.irs9 festivals, and congresses which are being held in Poland during the summer of 1955. It is estimated that the Warsaw World Youth Festival alone will cost the Polish taxpayers some 1,5009000,000 :zlotys0 1..I LQQmmento This product cannot b id . e entified furthers possibly it is a compound of sarcolactic acid0 S-E-C-R-E-T ARMY X__j NAVY X AIR -- X 1 FBI AEC. (Note: Washington distribution indicated by "X"; Field distribution by INFORMATION REPORT ` r ? REPORT Approved For Release 2008/08/15: CIA-RDP80-00810A007900500002-1 Approved For Release 2008/08/15: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007900500002-1 Approved For Release 2008/08/15: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007900500002-1