BookAuthor: Hilts, Philip J.

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Description: A history of the Food and Drug Administration, now the nation’s most important regulatory agency. Journalist Philip J. Hilts shows how the agency combats self-serving political and industrial interests and enforces rigorous scientific standards in order to protect American consumers from hazardous medicines, medical devices and foodstuffs. He also observes that FDA regulation, far from stifling innovation–as critics feared–has actually accelerated it.