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Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation

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In this history of the Food and Drug Administration, Philip J. Hilts analyzes the century-long, continuing struggle to establish scientific standards as the basis for policymaking on food and drugs. The agency, which emerged out of the era of the robber barons and Theodore Roosevelt's desire to "civilize capitalism," was created to stop the trade in adulterated meats and quack drugs. In addition to highlighting the essential role the FDA plays in making sure that food and drugs are safe and effective, Protecting America's Health shows that FDA regulation, far from stifling innovation--as critics feared--has actually accelerated it.

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"It is a genuinely important book, rich in history, accurate in detail, unflinching in analysis.

(Jerome Groopman, M.D., The New Republic)" "This fascinating look at the inside story [of the FDA] reveals how disastrous unfettered capitalism would be without reasonable regulation.

(Booklist)" "I commend Phil Hilts for this important work.

(Senator Ted Kennedy)"

Synopsis:

A history of the Food and Drug Administration, now the nation's most important regulatory agency. Journalist Philip J. Hilts shows how the agency combats self-serving political and industrial interests and enforces rigorous scientific standards in order to protect American consumers from hazardous medicines, medical devices and foodstuffs. He also observes that FDA regulation, far from stifling innovation--as critics feared--has actually accelerated it.

About the Author

Philip J. Hilts is a health and science journalist who has been a correspondent for the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is author of four previous books, the most recent of which is Smokescreen: The Truth Behind the Tobacco Industry Cover-Up.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807855829
Author:
Hilts, Philip J.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Government & Business
Subject:
Government - National
Subject:
Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906; pharmaceutical industries; Thalidomide; public health; quality control; Food adulteration and inspection; Food law and legislation; hazardous medicines; mandatory testing
Subject:
Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
Subject:
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
Subject:
Thalidomide.
Subject:
Quality Control
Subject:
Food adulteration and inspection
Subject:
Food law and legislation
Subject:
hazardous medicines
Subject:
Mandatory Testing
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , "It is a genuinely important book, rich in history, accurate in detail, unflinching in analysis.

(Jerome Groopman, M.D., The New Republic)" "This fascinating look at the inside story [of the FDA] reveals how disastrous unfettered capitalism would be without reasonable regulation.

(Booklist)" "I commend Phil Hilts for this important work.

(Senator Ted Kennedy)"

"Synopsis" by , A history of the Food and Drug Administration, now the nation's most important regulatory agency. Journalist Philip J. Hilts shows how the agency combats self-serving political and industrial interests and enforces rigorous scientific standards in order to protect American consumers from hazardous medicines, medical devices and foodstuffs. He also observes that FDA regulation, far from stifling innovation--as critics feared--has actually accelerated it.
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