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Description - Protecting America's Health by Philip J. Hilts

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807855829
ISBN-10: 0807855820
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Philip J. Hilts

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.