A Question Of Intent

A Question Of Intent

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 ...

Author: David Kessler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786731022

Category: History

Page: 512

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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.
Categories: History

Unfiltered

Unfiltered

See David Kessler , A Question of Intent : A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry ( New York : Public Affairs , 2001 ) . On addiction , see U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , The Health Consequences of Smoking ...

Author: Associate Director Eric Feldman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036786

Category: Law

Page: 416

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Tobacco, among the most popular consumer products of the twentieth century, is under attack. Once a behavior that knew no social bounds, cigarette smoking has been transformed into an activity that reflects sharp differences in social status. Unfiltered tells the story of how anti-smoking advocates, public health professionals, bureaucrats, and tobacco corporations have clashed over smoking regulation. The nations discussed in this book--Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States--restrict tobacco advertising, tax tobacco products, and limit where smoking is permitted. Each is also struggling to shape a tobacco policy that ensures corporate accountability, protects individual liberty, and asserts the state's public health power. Unfiltered offers a comparative perspective on legal, political, and social conflicts over tobacco control. The book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of how scientific evidence, global health advocacy, individual risk assessments, and governmental interests intersect in the crafting of tobacco policy. It features national case studies and cross-cultural essays by experts in health policy, law, political science, history, and sociology. The lessons in Unfiltered are crucial to all who seek to understand and influence tobacco policy and reduce tobacco-related mortality worldwide.
Categories: Law

Peddling Poison

Peddling Poison

... David Kessler's book A Question of Intent : A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry.1 CAN THE FDA REGULATE TOBACCO ? The decision to regulate tobacco products or any product is not a policy choice , but a legal decision .

Author: Clete Snell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275982394

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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

Public Health Reports

Public Health Reports

... 235-48 ( Research Article ) Trust and collaboration in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases , 540-7 ( Practice Article ) SMOKING Review of Kessler , A Question of Intent : A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000010694788

Category: Public health

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Categories: Public health

Health Services Reports

Health Services Reports

A Question of Intent : A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry David Kessler New York : Public Affairs , 2001 . 512 pages ; $ 27.50 hardcover . BRUCE LANPHEAR , MD , MPH David Kessler , who was trained in both medicine ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112051054523

Category: Audio-visual materials

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Categories: Audio-visual materials

The Vaping Controversy

The Vaping Controversy

know, horror movies get your adrenaline pumping'” (“David Kessler's Battle” 2002). In 2001, Kessler published a book about his experiences at the FDA, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry.

Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440871115

Category: Medical

Page: 151

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This work provides an evenhanded and authoritative overview of vaping and its impact on American culture and public health, especially among younger Americans. • Devotes individual entries to specific events and milestones • Profiles important activists and other notable figures • Explores the lasting impact of the event on American life in essays • Includes a bibliography of sources for further study
Categories: Medical

Inside the FDA

Inside the FDA

[Philip J. Hilts, Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation, Alfred A. Knopf, ... [David Kessler, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry, Public Affairs, 2001, p.

Author: Fran Hawthorne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118040065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

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The forces that shape America's most powerful consumer agency Because of the importance of what it regulates, the FDA comes under tremendous political, industry, and consumer pressure. But the pressure goes far beyond the ordinary lobbying of Washington trade groups. Its mandate-one quarter of the national economy-brings the FDA into the middle of some of the most important and contentious issues of modern society. From "designer" babies and abortion to the price of prescription drugs and the role of government itself, Inside the FDA takes readers on an intriguing journey into the world of today's most powerful consumer agency. In a time when companies continue to accuse the FDA of nitpicking and needlessly delaying needed new drugs, and consumers are convinced that the agency bends to industry pressure by rushing unsafe drugs to market, Inside the FDA digs deep to reveal the truth. Through scores of interviews and real-world stories, Hawthorne also shows how and why the agency makes some of its most controversial decisions as well as how its recent reaction to certain issues-including the revolutionary cancer drug Erbitux, stem cell research, and bioengineering of food-may jeopardize its ability to keep up with future scientific developments. Inside the FDA takes a closer look at the practices, people, and politics of this crucial watchdog in light of the competing pressures and trends of modern society, revealing what the FDA is supposed to do, what it actually does-and fails to do-who it influences, and how it could better fulfill its mandate. The decisions that the FDA makes are literally life and death. Inside the FDA provides a sophisticated account of how this vitally important agency struggles to balance bureaucracy and politics with its overriding mission to promote the country's health.
Categories: Business & Economics

Smoking Privileges

Smoking Privileges

Psychiatry, the Mentally Ill, and the Tobacco Industry in America Laura D. Hirshbein. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. ... David Kessler, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry (New York: PublicAffairs, 2001).

Author: Laura D. Hirshbein

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813563985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Current public health literature suggests that the mentally ill may represent as much as half of the smokers in America. In Smoking Privileges, Laura D. Hirshbein highlights the complex problem of mentally ill smokers, placing it in the context of changes in psychiatry, in the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries, and in the experience of mental illness over the last century.Hirshbein, a medical historian and clinical psychiatrist, first shows how cigarettes functioned in the old system of psychiatric care, revealing that mental health providers long ago noted the important role of cigarettes within treatment settings and the strong attachment of many mentally ill individuals to their cigarettes. Hirshbein also relates how, as the sale of cigarettes dwindled, the tobacco industry quietly researched alternative markets, including those who smoked for psychological reasons, ultimately discovering connections between mental states and smoking, and the addictive properties of nicotine. However, Smoking Privileges warns that to see smoking among the mentally ill only in terms of addiction misses how this behavior fits into the broader context of their lives. Cigarettes not only helped structure their relationships with other people, but also have been important objects of attachment. Indeed, even after psychiatric hospitals belatedly instituted smoking bans in the late twentieth century, smoking remained an integral part of life for many seriously ill patients, with implications not only for public health but for the ongoing treatment of psychiatric disorders. Making matters worse, well-meaning tobacco-control policies have had the unintended consequence of further stigmatizing the mentally ill.A groundbreaking look at a little-known public health problem, Smoking Privileges illuminates the intersection of smoking and mental illness, and offers a new perspective on public policy regarding cigarettes.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ethical Theory and Business

Ethical Theory and Business

D. A. Kessler, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry (New York: Public Affairs, 2001), p. xiii. Brownell and Horgen, Food Fight; Nestle, Food Politics; C. Mooney, Republican War on Science (New York: Basic ...

Author: Denis G. Arnold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108422970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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Ethical Theory and Business is the authoritative guide to business ethics and CSR, with cutting edge theoretical readings and cases.
Categories: Business & Economics

Fake News Nation

Fake News Nation

The Long History of Lies and Misinterpretations in America James W. Cortada, William Aspray ... 1996); David Kessler, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry (New York: Public Affairs, 2001); Allan Brandt, ...

Author: James W. Cortada

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538131114

Category: History

Page: 352

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Fake News Nation tells the story of how false information has flooded American public life for over 230 years. The authors show how lies, misrepresentations, and rumors have drawn America into wars, covered up assassinations, influenced national elections, and impacted contentious policy issues such as the effects of smoking and climate change.
Categories: History