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The FDA follies, Herbert Burkholz

Label
The FDA follies
Title
The FDA follies
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Burkholz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of how the Food and Drug Administration failed in its mission to protect the national health during the years of the Reagan-Bush presidencies." "Undeterred by the FDA's notorious secretiveness and its penchant for treating critics as pariahs, the novelist and investigative journalist Herbert Burkholz has unearthed a wealth of damning information about the FDA. The book shows how a decade of indifference turned this vital agency responsible for ensuring the safety of our food and drugs into a partner with industry - and the consumer's worst friend." "The FDA Follies is a fascinating saga, revealing in full for the first time: how a few generic drug manufacturers bribed FDA reviewers into getting their products to the marketplace early, how a determined band of AIDS activists took on the FDA and forever changed the way our drugs are approved and marketed, how the FDA and the blood bank industry let precious years slip by while the nation's blood supply was contaminated with the HIV virus, how the agency approved faulty heart valves that killed and silicone breast implants that flattered women while maiming them, and how those famous killer grapes from Chile were actually poisoned in the FDA's own laboratories." "The book concludes with an analysis of how a reformed agency under new and active leadership in the 1990s is struggling to retrieve its credibility and authority and become once again the proper guardian of the national health."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burkholz, Herbert
Dewey number
363.19/2/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9000.9.U5
LC item number
B87 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9000.9.U5B87
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 D-895
  • WA 695
NLM item number
B959f 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Food adulteration and inspection
  • Drugs
  • New products
  • United States
  • Food Contamination
  • Food Inspection
  • Food-Processing Industry
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The FDA follies, Herbert Burkholz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A flock of rejected suitors -- A clear and urgent need -- The man in the coonskin cap -- A mess in Rockville -- Toys 'R Us -- Vitamins, hurricans, and killer grapes -- The AIDS gridlock -- "Penicillin couldn't get through that fast" -- Thicker than water -- Eat it, it's good for you! -- The wunderkind -- Commencement day
Control code
28798271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780465023691
Lccn
93032913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The FDA follies, Herbert Burkholz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A flock of rejected suitors -- A clear and urgent need -- The man in the coonskin cap -- A mess in Rockville -- Toys 'R Us -- Vitamins, hurricans, and killer grapes -- The AIDS gridlock -- "Penicillin couldn't get through that fast" -- Thicker than water -- Eat it, it's good for you! -- The wunderkind -- Commencement day
Control code
28798271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780465023691
Lccn
93032913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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