David A. Kessler M.D.
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David A. Kessler M.D.

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David A. Kessler M.D. was a Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with 41 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1991 House Committee. The year with the most videos was 1994 with seven videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2016 with an average of 1,638 views per program. Most appearances with Donna E. Shalala (5), C. Everett Koop M.D. (4), Philip Lee (4). Most common tags: Tobacco, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Food & Nutrition.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2003 - Present Professor, Medical School, University of California, San Francisco Videos: 1 c. July 31, 2002 - Present Chairman, Board of Directors, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Videos: 0


Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration c. November 8, 1990 - c. February 28, 1997 Videos: 39 Co-Bureau Chief, Advisory Committee on Tobacco Policy and Public Health c. June 25, 1997 - c. July 9, 1997 Videos: 1

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  • After Words with Sarah Milov

    After Words with Sarah Milov

    Professor Sarah Milov talked about her book, The Cigarette: A Political History, in which she explored the political history…

  • 1988 AIDS Protest at the FDA

    1988 AIDS Protest at the FDA

    On October 11, 1988, AIDS activists occupied the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, to…

  • <em>Capture</em>


    David Kessler talked about his book, Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering, about causes of irrational…

  • <em>The End of Overeating</em>

    The End of Overeating

    Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler talked about his book The End of Overeating: Taking Control…

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