John F. Kennedy Argues for More Stringent Government Control Over Pharmaceuticals Ca. 1962

John F. Kennedy Argues for More Stringent Government Control Over Pharmaceuticals Ca. 1962

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In 1962 Dr. Francis Kelsey, a doctor for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), banned thalidomide, a drug that caused widespread birth defects in Europe, within the United States. Public fear pushed President John F. Kennedy to argue for strict federal controls over the pharmaceutical industry as part of his larger effort for stronger consumer protection laws.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1962]
Copyright Date: ©1962
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 35 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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