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The corporate assault on the Food and Drug Administration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8840203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Current "regulatory reform" in the U.S. Congress is seeking to eliminate the Food and Drug Administration. The author discusses the forces behind this reform and traces the impact of campaign contributions from various industries opposed to FDA regulations, stock held by members of Congress in companies regulated by the FDA, and a variety of organizations with ties to House Speaker Newt Gingrich that have received donations from industries that Gingrich has helped in their efforts to loosen FDA regulations. The article also examines the myth that the FDA is an overzealous watchdog imposing unnecessary burdens on the companies that it regulates. The controversy over the cow hormone rBGH is given as an example.
Authors:
R Nixon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0020-7314     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Health Serv     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-20     Completed Date:  1996-12-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1305035     Medline TA:  Int J Health Serv     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Drug Industry*
Food Handling*
Health Policy / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Humans
Lobbying
Politics*
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration / organization & administration*

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