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Children and Drug Safety : Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America - (Hardcover)

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Children and Drug Safety traces the development, use, and marketing of drugs for children in the twentieth century, a history that sits at the interface of the state, business, health care providers, parents, and children. This book illuminates the historical dimension of a clinical and policy issue with great contemporary significance—many of the drugs administered to children today have never been tested for safety and efficacy in the pediatric population.
Each chapter of Children and Drug Safety engages with major turning points in pediatric drug development; themes of children’s risk, rights, protection and the evolving context of childhood; child-rearing; and family life in ways freighted with nuances of race, class, and gender. Cynthia A. Connolly charts the numerous attempts by Congress, the Food and Drug Administration, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and leading pediatric pharmacologists, scientists, clinicians, and parents to address a situation that all found untenable. 
Number of Pages: Vii, 246 pages :
Genre: Business + Money Management, Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Industries, Children's Health
Series Title: Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Book theme: Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
Author: Cynthia A. Connolly
Language: English
Street Date: May 11, 2018
TCIN: 53530738
UPC: 9780813563886
Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-2726
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