Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing Editor, JAMADavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by S. Parisian, 647 pp, $289, ISBN 0-9707109-1-7, Front Royal, Va, Fast Horse Press, 2001.
The author of FDA: Inside and Out, Dr Suzanne Parisian, comes by her firsthand knowledge of the inside workings of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through her years spent on the staff there. Dr Parisian served in a variety of positions that gave her familiarity with the overall objectives and day-to-day functioning of different sections within this large institution.
Parisian provides some interesting data about the FDA, which can be considered one of the nation's oldest consumer protection agencies. The FDA is charged by Congress with the protection of US consumers through enforcement of the requirement of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws.
The FDAFDA: Inside and Out. JAMA. 2002;288(8):1017. doi:10.1001/jama.288.8.1017