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  1. Fulltext. Revisiting the "origins of compulsory drug prescriptions".

    Article - En anglais


    It has been argued that today's prescription durg market originated in the arbitrary acts of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which in 1938 issued regulations creating a class of drugs that could be sold by prescription only.

    On the basis of the FDA's administrative records, I argue that the 1938 regulations on prescription drug labeling were initiated by industry and then agreed to by the FDA ; that contemporaries understood and accepted the reasons for restricting the use of certain drugs ; and that the subsequent evolution of the regulations is best understood as an FDA effort to limit industry abuses of the prescription labeling system.

    This decade-long war of position ended when drug manufacturers persuaded the US Congress to enshire their version of prescription labeling in law in a highly politicized struggle over governement's role in the economy.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Législation, Food and Drug Administration, Prescription médicale, Médicament, Historique, Industrie pharmaceutique, Etats Unis, Article synthèse, Délivrance sur ordonnance, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legislation, Food and Drug Administration, Medical prescription, Drug, Case history, Pharmaceutical industry, United States, Review, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0209001

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.