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Aspirin maker to appeal ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers
of Bufferin and Excedrin say they will
fight a federal administrative judge's
order that future advertising state that
their products have not been ,proved
gentler or more effective than plain
.Montgomnery Hyun, an ad--
ministrative law judge for the Federal
Trade Commission, also ordered
Bristol-Myers Co. and its advertising
agencies on Friday to disclose that Buf-
ferin, Excedrin and Excerin PM all
contain aspirin.
THE COMPANY has 30 days to ap-

peal to the full commission, and of-
ficials quickly responded that they will
do so.
In his order, Hyun concluded that
claims that the Bristol-Myers products
are faster, safer or more effective than
aspirin have not been established scien-
So he ordered that future advertising
contain statemepts such as "Bufferin
has not been proved to be gentler to the
stomach than aspirin." or "Excedrin
has not been proved more effective
than aspirin."'
BRISTOL-MYERS spokesman Harry
Levine disputed Hyun's finding, noting

that the decision did not say the claims
were untrue, but that they are not
"Bristol-Myers representations that
Excedrin, Excedrin PM and Bufferin
are superior to other products are
based on clinical and scientific studies
and fully comply" with the FTC's
requirements, Levine said.
He said that in this case, Hyun is ap-
plying a stricter standard for adver-
tising than has been used in the past,
and that this will be challenged before
the commission.
ALTHOUGH HYUN ordered the

disclosures in future advertising, he
declined to order corrective advertising
for claims that the products relieve ten-
sion as well as pain. Such claims have
not been made for more than 10 years,
the administrative law judge noted.
But the order does prohibit Bristol-
Myers from referring to aspirin by any
other name in its advertising and from
stating that physicians recommend
Bufferin more than any other pain
Hyun said studies have shown that
doctors recommend generic aspirin
and non-aspirin pain relievers more of-
ten than Bufferin.
AMC to
build cars
in Wisc.
DETROIT (AP)-American Motors
Corp. and the French automaker
Renault, partners for 18 months, an-
nounced yesterday that Renault will
provide $150 million in new capital to
AMC so the U.S. automaker can build a
new Renault model in Wisconsin.
Renault will place two represen-
tatives on AMC's board and the two
companies will form joint financing
units, AMC said.
THOSE DIRECTORS will represent
Renault's interest in the company,
which starts with 1.5 million new shares
of common stock purchased by Renault
on Friday at $10 a share for $15
million-about a 5 per cent interest.
The Renault interest may increase to
about 22.5 per cent through conversion
of two debt securities from AMC.
On the New York Stock Exchange
yesterday, AMC's common stock closed
up 37.5 cents to $8.25 apiece.
THE NEW CAR to be built in Wiscon-
sin, whose production had been
foreseen but not nailed down ever since
the original affiliation, will be a front-
wheel drive compact in body styles
''aimed at the heart of the American
market" in the 1983 model year. It will
compete with the "X-body" cars of
General Motors Corp. and the Ford and
Chrysler models scheduled for the 1981
model year.
Engines and transaxles will be
provided by Renault, but other major
components, including body stampings
and production tools, will come from
the United\States, the two companies
It's the first Beal of its kind in the
United States, though Renault assem-
bled AMC's Rambler models overseas
until 1965, and only the second
manufacture of a foreign car in this
country. Volkswagen started produc-
tion of Rabbit models in Pennsylvania
last year.

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