Police Seize Scientology Equipment and Documents

Police Seize Scientology Equipment and Documents

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Under an order signed by District Court Judge William B. Jones, government officials seize equipment and documents in raids on the Academy of Scientology, the Hubbard Guidance Center and the Distribution Center, Inc., both founded by L. Ron Hubbard.

The Food and Drug Administration charges Hubbard's groups with misleading people and mislabeling equipment.

According to the FDA complaint, Scientology has been using devices known as the "Hubbard Electrometer" or the "Hubbard E Meter" with labeling that

"contains statements which represent, suggest and imply that the article is adequate and effective for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, detection and elimination of the causes of all mental and nervous disorders and illnesses such as neurosis, psychoses, schizophrenia and psychosomatic illnesses, which psychosomatic ailments are represented to include most of the physical ailments of mankind, such as arthritis, cancer, stomach ulcers and radiation burns from atomic bombs, poliomyelitis, the common cold, etc., and that the article is adequate and effective to improve the intelligence quotient and to measure the basal metabolism, mental state and change of man."

These statements, the FDA says, are

"false and misleading since the article is not adequate and effective for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, detection and elimination of the causes of the diseases."
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