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Protecting America's health : [electronic resource] the FDA, business, and one hundred years of regulation / Philip J. Hilts.

By: Hilts, Philip J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003Description: xvi, 394 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 037540466X (alk. paper); 9780375404665 (alk. paper).Subject(s): United States. Food and Drug Administration | Food law and legislation -- United States | Drugs -- Law and legislation -- United States | Pharmaceutical industry -- Quality control | Food adulteration and inspection -- United States | FDA | Farmaceutische industrie | Wetgeving | États-Unis. Food and Drug Administration | Aliments -- Droit -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Médicaments -- Droit -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Industrie pharmaceutique -- Qualité -- Contrôle | United States. Food and Drug Administration | Legislation, Food -- history -- United States | Drug Approval -- history -- United States | Food Contamination -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States | Food Technology -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States | Legislation, Drug -- history -- United States | USA -- Food and Drug Administration | Geschichte 1900-2000DDC classification: 353.9/97/0973 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Sample text | Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive
Contents:
Introduction: the beginning of regulation -- Prologue: the challenge -- Dr. Wiley's time -- Commerce, commerce, commerce -- The progressive era -- The law succeeds, and fails -- Capitalism in crisis -- The birth of the modern pharmaceutical trade -- New drugs, new problems -- The industry ascendant -- The grand bargain -- Thalidomide -- Science meets policy -- Partisan politics -- The limits of policy -- Deregulation -- The medical officer -- The modern plague -- A progressive -- Drug lag revisited -- An anti-regulatory campaign -- The argument in joined -- Old-fashioned politics -- Epilogue: Greed and goodness.
Summary: Provides a detailed history of the Food and Drug Administration as it evolved into America's most important regulatory agency, designed to protect the nation from hazardous medicines and food products.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-378) and index.

Introduction: the beginning of regulation -- Prologue: the challenge -- Dr. Wiley's time -- Commerce, commerce, commerce -- The progressive era -- The law succeeds, and fails -- Capitalism in crisis -- The birth of the modern pharmaceutical trade -- New drugs, new problems -- The industry ascendant -- The grand bargain -- Thalidomide -- Science meets policy -- Partisan politics -- The limits of policy -- Deregulation -- The medical officer -- The modern plague -- A progressive -- Drug lag revisited -- An anti-regulatory campaign -- The argument in joined -- Old-fashioned politics -- Epilogue: Greed and goodness.

Provides a detailed history of the Food and Drug Administration as it evolved into America's most important regulatory agency, designed to protect the nation from hazardous medicines and food products.

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