Health at Gunpoint: The FDA's War Against Health Freedom

Health at Gunpoint: The FDA's War Against Health Freedom

by James J. Gormley
     
 

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Who controls the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and what are the real goals of this powerful agency? These are the central questions explored in Health at Gunpoint, a book that brings into clear focus the silent war being waged by the FDA against
American consumers.
The FDA was established in 1906 to protect the U.S. public from misbranded and

Overview

Who controls the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and what are the real goals of this powerful agency? These are the central questions explored in Health at Gunpoint, a book that brings into clear focus the silent war being waged by the FDA against
American consumers.
The FDA was established in 1906 to protect the U.S. public from misbranded and adulterated foods and drugs. While the original intent may have been honorable, over the years, the mission has become tainted by lobbyists and money. In Health at Gunpoint,
award-winning health writer James Gormley presents a history of this Federal agency’s long-standing battle against health products and examines some of its most controversial decisions and the troubling reasons behind them.
Now, the FDA is once again poised to make decisions that would have a major impact on the public’s health—this time, by imposing restrictions that would eventually eliminate many of the nutritional supplements Americans take every day. Health at Gunpoint not only sheds light on what is happening, but also prepares you for the coming battle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757003813
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
03/06/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,375,983
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

James J. Gormley is an award-winning editor and journalist with over twenty years of experience in the area of nutrition. His landmark articles have appeared in both national consumer magazines and medical journals, focusing attention on issues such as the National School Lunch Program, food irradiation, right-to-know GMO labeling, biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. He has been instrumental in managing consumer health magazines, analyzing national and international regulatory efforts, representing industry and consumer groups, and handling global scientific and trade relations. Mr. Gormley is also the author of the best-selling book DHA: A Good Fat.

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