Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation / Edition 1

Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation / Edition 1

by Philip J. Hilts
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807855820

ISBN-13: 9780807855829

Pub. Date: 09/27/2004

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807855829
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
312,773
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.08(d)

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