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Keep Out of Reach of Children
ReyeƂ s Syndrome, Aspirin, and the Politics of Public Health
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This will be the first book-length history of Reye's syndrome, and there is nothing else outside of the professional medical literature that chronicles even part of the story that made headlines and caused panic in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.Keep Out of Reach of Children addresses many hot-button issues related to public health and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the regulation of medications and how their own private research affects public safety. Over the last decade, as notions about "manufacturing uncertainty" have arisen, the history of Reye's syndrome has become a textbook case study in how industries (in this case, aspirin manufacturers) assert that "we still don't know..." in order to avoid governmental regulation.Mark A. Largent is an expert medical historian, whose previous books also examined the intersections between medicine, business, public health, and politics. A survivor of Reye's syndrome himself, Largent is especially attuned to the difficulty families face in making decisions given conflicting information from their doctors, industry authorities, political leaders, and government officials.


IntroductionChapter One: The Discovery of Reye's SyndromeChapter Two: Toxins, the Obvious CauseChapter Three: The Deadly MistChapter Four: The Front Line in the Battle Against Reye's SyndromeChapter Five: The Aspirin HypothesisChapter Six: The Aspirin Industry RespondsChapter Seven: The Rise of Labels and the Fall of Reye'sChapter Eight: Labels, at LastChapter Nine: Triumph and DissentConclusionAcknowledgementsEndnotesIndex


ISBN-13: 9781934137895
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date: February, 2015
Pages: 288

Subcategories: Epidemiology, Forensics, General Issues, Paediatrics and Neonatal