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Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1080
  1. Fred Charatan, retired geriatric physician (
  1. Boynton Beach, Florida

    Philip J Hilts has written about medicine for the Washington Post and the New York Times since 1989. Here he has provided us with a well written history of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since its creation by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was outraged by widespread adulteration of food and quackery, such as snake oil remedies for cancer.

    Philip J Hilts

    Alfred A Knopf, $26.95/£14.50/€20, pp 416 ISBN 0 375 40466 X

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    Hilts describes the changing fortunes of the FDA under various politicians and commissioners. …

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