A Spurious Solution to a Genuine Problem: An In-Depth Look at The Import Drugs Act of 1848

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A Spurious Solution to a Genuine Problem: An In-Depth Look at The Import Drugs Act of 1848

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Walch, Angela en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T04:30:19Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citation A Spurious Solution to a Genuine Problem: An In-Depth Look at The Import Drugs Act of 1848 (2002 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8846790
dc.description.abstract The Import Drugs Act has been relatively ignored by the academic community, and is most often relegated to a passing reference in a footnote. Yet the Act represents an important step in our nation’s creation of a safe supply of drugs, and thus deserves some attention. In this paper, I give the Act that attention, and seek to place it in an historical context. In Chapter 1, I describe how Congressional action was prompted by medical conditions during the Mexican War and the belief that American soldiers were being given adulterated drugs. Chapter 2 describes the involvement of the professional health organizations in the fight against adulterated drugs, and suggests reasons why drug adulteration posed such a problem to doctors and pharmacists. In Chapter 3, I look at the legislative history of the Act, through an analysis of the House Report and the Congressional debates on the matter. Finally, in Chapter 4, I look at the mechanics of how the Act was implemented by the Customs Service, and describe its short term effects on the problem of adulterated drugs. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject drugs en
dc.subject adulteration en
dc.subject legislation en
dc.subject 1848 en
dc.title A Spurious Solution to a Genuine Problem: An In-Depth Look at The Import Drugs Act of 1848 en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T04:30:19Z

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