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FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies

Holly Fernandez Lynch and I. Glenn Cohen (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171182
eISBN:
9780231540070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171182.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

In its decades-long effort to assure the safety, efficacy, and security of medicines and other products, the Food and Drug Administration has struggled with issues of funding, proper associations ... More


Device-ive Maneuvers: FDA’s Risk Assessment of Bifurcated Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

Elizabeth R. Pike and Kayte Spector-Bagdady

in FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171182
eISBN:
9780231540070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171182.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The past decade has seen the emergence of bifurcated direct-to-consumer genetic testing entities—entities that either sequence genomic material (producing a list of a person’s As, Ts, Cs, and Gs) or ... More


Eating Is Believing

Line Holler Mielby and Michael Bom Frøst

in The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter begins with the author's account of eating an entire meal in total darkness at Unsicht-Bar in Hamburg, Germany. He says that when we are deprived of one of our key senses, our impression ... More


Food Industry Practices

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the food industry's advertising and marketing campaigns contribute to the problem of obesity. The power of advertising and marketing in creating consumer demand for products ... More


Ancestry Testing and DNA: Uses, Limits, and Caveat Emptor

Troy Duster

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the increasing direct consumer use of DNA tests for ancestry tracing as well as its capacities and limits. It also examines the use of Ancestral Informative Markers (AIMs) as a ... More


“Chinese-American Cuisine” and the Authenticity of Chop Suey

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses whether chop suey is Chinese in origin and why Chinese food has largely remained at the lower end in the hierarchy of mainstream American consumption. American consumers in ... More


English and National Languages in the Internet Age

Minae Mizumura

in The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role of English and other languages in the internet age, where literature is generally ignored. It highlights three significant historical changes that have indubitably ... More


Financial Regulatory Reform: The Politics of Denial

Richard A. Posner

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter first analyzes the financial regulatory reforms proposed by the Obama administration to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis. These include constituting the Federal Reserve ... More


Net Neutrality Is Bad Broadband Regulation

Robert E. Litan and Hal J. Singer

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 2010, private-sector job creation was a paltry 100,000 per month. At that pace, it would take over three years to restore just the nearly four million private-sector jobs lost during the first six ... More


In Conclusion: The Spiral and the Grid

Nico Israel

in Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153027
eISBN:
9780231526685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153027.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter explores literature and visual art produced between 1989 and 2002 in which spirals are centrally featured. Each of these multimedia works refers directly to earlier ... More


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