A question of intent

a great American battle with a deadly industry

Author: David A. Kessler

Publisher: PublicAffairs


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

View: 4981


The former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recounts his investigation into the inner workings of the tobacco industry, revealing how tobacco companies hid the truth about the health risks of smoking for decades.

A Question Of Intent

A Great American Battle With A Deadly Industry

Author: David Kessler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786731028

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9717


Tobacco companies had been protecting their turf for decades. They had congressmen in their pocket. They had corrupt scientists who made excuses about nicotine, cancer and addiction. They had hordes of lawyers to threaten anyone—inside the industry or out—who posed a problem. They had a whole lot of money to spend. And they were good at getting people to do what they wanted them to do. After all, they had already convinced millions of Americans to take up an addictive, unhealthy, and potentially deadly habit. David Kessler didn't care about all that. In this book he tells for the first time the thrilling detective story of how the underdog FDA—while safeguarding the nation's food, drugs, and blood supply—finally decided to take on one of the world's most powerful opponents, and how it won. Like A Civil Action or And the Band Played On, A Question of Intent weaves together science, law, and fascinating characters to tell an important and often unexpectedly moving story. We follow Kessler's team of investigators as they race to find the clues that will allow the FDA to assert jurisdiction over cigarettes, while the tobacco companies and their lawyers fight back—hard. Full of insider information and drama, told with wit, and animated by its author's moral passion, A Question of Intent reads like a Grisham thriller, with one exception—everything in it is true.

Peddling Poison

The Tobacco Industry and Kids

Author: Clete Snell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982393

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

View: 6028


Documents the tremendous changes in the last decade in the political and legal landscape of tobacco control and how it impacts youth.

Social Medicine in the 21st Century

Author: Samuel Barrack

Publisher: iMedPub

ISBN: 1461096138

Category: Social medicine

Page: 118

View: 8449


PLoS Medicine's October 2006 issue contained a special collection of eleven magazine articles and five research papers devoted entirely to social medicine.The collection featured many of the leaders in the field, including Paul Farmer, Arthur Kleinman, David Satcher, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Dorothy Porter, and Leon Eisenberg.The Kaiser Family Foundation has conducted interviews with two of the authors of papers in this collection, David Satcher and Paul Farmer.Now iMedPub brings this collection to you within a book.

Drug Use, Policy, and Management

Author: Richard Isralowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780865693333

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

View: 4563


Examines how the complex problem of drug use and dependence may be addressed in the context of its many facets, ranging from drug containment policies to the provision of prevention and treatment services.

Health and Wellness

Author: Professor of Genetics Emeritus University of California Davis California Gordon Edlin,Eric Golanty

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763786861


Page: 810

View: 1519


The 10th edition of Health & Wellness provides a holistic view of what it really means to be healthy today. The text draws a parallel between the behaviors, social and physical environment as well as the positive mind and body attitude necessary to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle. Several features have been developed to help students learn and understand the concepts of health and wellness in the text such as Learning Objectives, Self-assessments, key terms, epigrams and health tips. Chapters conclude with Critical Thinking about Health and encourage students to answer questions and explore their own opinions on health topics. End of chapter material includes Health in review brief review of the chapter, Health and Wellness online a glimpse at the resources available on the web, References, Suggested readings, and recommended websites. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."

Up in Smoke

From Legislation to Litigation in Tobacco Politics

Author: Martha A. Derthick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483304647

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 6577


Now, with a brand new 3rd edition, the book returns to "ordinary politics" and the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which gave the FDA broad authority to regulate both the manufacture and marketing of tobacco products. Derthick shows our political institutions working as they should, even if slowly, with partisanship and interest group activity playing their part in putting restraints on cigarette smoking.

Tobacco Capitalism

Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry

Author: Peter Benson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691149208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 8596


Tells the story of the people who live and work on US tobacco farms at a time when the global tobacco industry is undergoing profound changes. This book explores the cultural and ethical ambiguities of tobacco farming and offers concrete recommendations for the tobacco-control movement in the United States and worldwide.

God's Solution

Why Religion Not Science Answers Life's Deepest Questions

Author: Declan Hayes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595461190

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 6886


God's Solution demolishes the anti religious arguments of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Peter Singer and atheism's other polemicists who have scurried aboard this lucrative bandwagon. God's Solution begins by showing us that science, not religion, has always been war's harlot. God's Solution then proceeds to show how and why sacred scripture makes sense and how the secular ideologies raged against it have always brought out the worst in people. God's Solution then demolishes Darwinism as a scientific theory and denounces Darwin as the racist bigot that he was. God's Solution uses a wide array of examples to show that Mother Nature is much too varied to be shoehorned into a simplistic theory like evolution. God's Solution then uses the charity industry to show that religion, not atheism holds the moral high ground. In using the arguments of the secular jihadists to show how life without religion is meaningless, God's Solution will prove a valuable resource to all readers who honestly seek the scientifically grounded metaphysical truths of their own inherited faith and who wish to imbue their children and grandchildren with those same beliefs.

Nevirapine and the Quest to End Pediatric AIDS

Author: Rebecca J. Anderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786477806

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 328

View: 2605


In 1999, investigators announced that a single dose of nevirapine, a new antiviral drug, could stop the spread of the AIDS virus from infected mothers to their newborn babies. It was a discovery that "changed the face of AIDS globally" but it came at a high price, after years of scientific research, political conflict, social unrest and the loss of many thousands of lives. This book is the historical account of pediatric AIDS from the first reported cases in the early 1980s to the first effective treatments in the 1990s and then to the prevention of HIV infections altogether. It tells the story through the experiences of individual children infected with HIV, their families and the physicians who treated them, as well as the scientists who sought to understand the virus, discovered nevirapine's unique properties, and worked tirelessly to get it to the patients who needed it.