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From Visible Harm to Relative Risk: Centralization and Fragmentation of Pharmacovigilance

Arthur Daemmrich and Jeremy Greene

in The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390131
eISBN:
9780199775934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390131.003.013
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Adverse drug reactions pose distinct but potentially catastrophic risks to patients, doctors, pharmaceutical firms, and regulators. Between the early 1960s and the present, national systems were ... More


Introduction

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses many important developments in the law of contempt of court. Previously to the events discussed in this chapter there had been no recourse to the Court of Appeal. All the ... More


Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Jameel Hampton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316428
eISBN:
9781447316442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316428.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines the welfare of disabled people during the welfare state of the 1940s to the later 1970s. The welfare state seemed to promise universal health and welfare for all, but originally ... More


Trials and Tribulations

Michael Kinch

in Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630625
eISBN:
9781469630649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630625.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The testing of new medicines is a complex, labor- and cost-intensive practice that has evolved over the past 200 years. This chapter explains some of the jargon used by medical practioners and ... More


Medicinal Products

Christopher Hodges

in European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282555
eISBN:
9780191700217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282555.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The Community's regulatory system for medicinal products comprises ‘a very substantial body of Community legislation and case law’. It has been amended regularly since the first Directive was ... More


Thalidomide

Joshua M. Sharfstein

in The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide: Leadership and Management in Trying Times

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190697211
eISBN:
9780190697242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697211.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In 1962, the United States found itself transfixed by a crisis involving the medication thalidomide. Marketed widely in Europe for a variety of ailments, including nausea during pregnancy, ... More


Cinderella of the welfare state: legislation for disabled people, 1970–72

Jameel Hampton

in Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316428
eISBN:
9781447316442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316428.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses how the breakthrough in perception identified in chapter four led to the creation of legislation. The landmark Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 was passed and ... More


The Third Month: The Dangers of Teratogens

Vanessa LoBue

in 9 Months In, 9 Months Out: A Scientist's Tale of Pregnancy and Parenthood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190863388
eISBN:
9780190944872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863388.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes the development of the fetus in the third month of pregnancy. As the author faces the inevitable lifestyle changes that come with being pregnant, she discusses the dangers of ... More


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