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How a Drug Is Approved

How a Drug Is Approved( )
Author: Esherick, Joan
Editor: McDonnell, Mary Ann
Esherick, Donald
Series title:The State of Mental Illness and Its Ther Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4222-8987-7
Publication Date:Sep 2014
Publisher:Mason Crest
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

Imagine taking a medication meant to heal you only to discover that the drug rotted your bones, made your teeth fall out, and filled you with a radioactive element called radium. Pittsburgh industrialist Eben Byers didn't have to imagine. It happened to him, and he died as a result. Mr. Byers fell victim to "patent medicines" sold in the early twentieth century. Patent medicine quackery and other medical tragedies prompted the United States government to form an agency that could...
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