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Defining Drugs: How Government Became the Arbiter of Pharmaceutical Fact

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by Richard Henry Parrish II
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Defining Drugs: How Government Became the Arbiter of Pharmaceutical Fact by Richard Henry Parrish II

In Defining Drugs, Richard Henry Parrish II argues that the federal government became arbiter of pharmaceutical fact because the professions of pharmacy and medicine, as well as the pharmaceutical industry, enforces these definitions and standards through police powers reserved to government. In a new introduction to this edition, Parrish argues that an amendment to the United States Constitution is needed to protect health freedom from government and industry intrusion. Parrish begins his provocative study by examining the development of the social system for regulating drug therapy in the United States. He reviews the standards that have been negotiated, and the tensions of the period between Progressivism and the New Deal that give cultural context and historical meaning to drug use in American society. He also describes issues related to the development of narcotics policy through education and legislation, and documents the federal government

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Pages: 180
Size: 631 KB
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781412863902 (DRM-EPUB)
2370007632886 (DRM-PDF)

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