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Author Hilts, Philip J.
Title Protecting America's health : the FDA, business, and one hundred years of regulation / Philip J. Hilts.
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Edition 1st ed.

Author Hilts, Philip J.
Subject United States. Food and Drug Administration.
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.
Legislation, Food -- history.
Drug Approval -- history.
Food Contamination -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Food Technology -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Legislation, Drug -- history.
United States.
Description xvi, 394 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-378) and index.
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.
ISBN 037540466X (alk. paper)
OCLC # 50417346
Table of Contents
 Introduction: The Beginning of Regulation 
 Prologue: The Challenge3
Ch. 1Dr. Wiley's Time11
Ch. 2Commerce, Commerce, Commerce19
Ch. 3The Progressive Era35
Ch. 4The Law Succeeds, and Fails56
Ch. 5Capitalism in Crisis72
Ch. 6The Birth of the Modern Pharmaceutical Trade95
Ch. 7New Drugs, New Problems108
Ch. 8The Industry Ascendant117
Ch. 9The Grand Bargain129
Ch. 10Thalidomide144
Ch. 11Science Meets Policy166
Ch. 12Partisan Politics178
Ch. 13The Limits of Policy202
Ch. 14Deregulation210
Ch. 15The Medical Officer224
Ch. 16The Modern Plague236
Ch. 17A Progressive255
Ch. 18Drug Lag Revisited276
Ch. 19An Anti-regulatory Campaign291
Ch. 20The Argument Is Joined309
Ch. 21Old-fashioned Politics325
 Epilogue: Greed and Goodness338
 Selected Bibliography373