The Fda Follies/an Alarming Look at Our Food and Drugs in the 1980s by Herbert Burkholz

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How the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of America's food and drugs became the target of constant attacks from the media, Congress, and public interest groups is the subject of this book. Published just as America is debating health policy, this story of corruption and ineptitude is a timely expose of a vital agency. It contains much damning information about the FDA's long-standing deference to the drug industry, scandalous mishandling of generic drug regulations, misguided approach to the AIDS crisis, multiple failures to police seriously the nation's food supply and uninformed regulation of new medical equipment. Herbert Burkholz is the author of such novels as "The Sensitives", "Strange Bedfellows" and "Brain Damage".
 

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Published April 1, 1994 by Basic Books. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Although he credits the FDA with having changed under its new chief, pointing to its willingness to admit past errors, expedited procedures for approving new drugs, and additional measures to protect the nation's blood supply, the author concludes on a skeptical note.

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Burkholz, a novelist ( Brain Damage ) who wrote a cover story on the FDA for the New York Times Magazine , tells how generic drug companies got speedy approval on applications in exchange for payoffs to FDA employees.

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