Keeping big pharma in check?

A review of the book:

Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA
A book by Daniel Carpenter Princeton

"This comprehensive, authoritative, and insightful history of the US Food and Drug Administration enables a reader to understand how the FDA garnered power over one of the most powerful industries in the world; the myriad forces that have influenced FDA decisions; and the social and political factors that shaped the FDA and those that continually buffet it. The story of the FDA is a tale of gradual accretion of authority, influenced from time to time by legislation, and punctuated not only by occasional national drug disasters but also by some almost calamitous near misses."

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