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  • David Kessler Discusses emCaptureem
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    Capture

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

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  • emThe End of Overeatingem
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    The End of Overeating

    Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler talked about his book The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite (Rodale Books; April 28,…

    1,039 views
  • State Liability Laws
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    State Liability Laws

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing titled “Should FDA Food and Drug Administration Drug and Medical Device Regulation Bar State Liability Claims?” FDA…

    387 views
  • emA Question of Intentem
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    A Question of Intent

    David Kessler talked about his book, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry, published by Public Affairs. He talked about how an investigation that he led of the tobacco…

    83 views
  • Priorities for the Next Administration
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    Priorities for the Next Administration

    The panelists, including former administration officials and members of Congress, talked about the foreign policy and domestic issues that would face the next presidential administration.…

    151 views
  • Food and Drug Administration Oversight
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    Food and Drug Administration Oversight

    Commissioner Von Eschenbach and former Food and Drug Commission commissioners testified about the safety of the food supply, recent reports of contamination similar to incidents of pet food…

    88 views
  • AntiSmoking Campaign
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    Anti-Smoking Campaign

    Surgeon General Koop and Mr. Kessler discussed the side effects of smoking and the damage it has on American’s health. They also spoke on the tobacco industry and how they tend to hide the…

    72 views
  • Smoking Town Hall Meeting
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    Smoking Town Hall Meeting

    Vice President Gore presided over a town hall meeting on tobacco use with local officials, students, members of Congress from Massachusetts. Participants talked about the detrimental health…

    32 views
  • Tobacco Settlement Review
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    Tobacco Settlement Review

    After President Clinton’s announcement on needed revisions to the tobacco settlement, anti-tobacco leaders talked to reporters. They praised the president and stressed the goal of reducing…

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  • Tobacco Settlement
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    Tobacco Settlement

    Committee members heard testimony from the chairs of the president’s Advisory Committee on Tobacco Policy and others on the proposed settlement between state attorneys general and the tobacco…

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  • Tobacco Settlement
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    Tobacco Settlement

    After meeting with Vice President Gore and others, administration officials and Mr. Koop and Mr. Kessler talked about their advisory group’s report on the priorities in any tobacco settlement.…

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  • Tobacco Settlement
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    Tobacco Settlement

    In their third meeting, committee members met to discuss the recent proposed settlement between the tobacco companies and attorneys general from most states. The members compared the major areas…

    84 views
  • FDA Approval Process
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    FDA Approval Process

    In his last major speech as FDA Commissioner, Mr. Kessler spoke about improvements in the drug and medical device approval process at a yearly education conference. He cited statistics…

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  • Michael Jackson Talk Radio Show
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    Michael Jackson Talk Radio Show

    Michael Jackson interviewed guests in studio and on the telephone. They answered questions from listeners.

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  • FDA Approval Process Part 1
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    FDA Approval Process Part 1

    Committee members heard from FDA officials concerning three bills designed to accelerate the FDA approval process for both food and drugs. Key points in the proposals include allowing firms…

    43 views
  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Administration officials briefed reporters on the problem of teen smoking and the details of the president’s announcement today about curbing tobacco advertisement to young people. Mr. McCurry…

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  • Cancer Treatment Approval
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    Cancer Treatment Approval

    Vice President Gore briefed reporters on the latest statistics on the budget deficit and job growth. He emphasized that both statistics showed that President Clinton kept his campaign…

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  • Food and Drug Product Approval Process
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    Food and Drug Product Approval Process

    The committee heard testimony on the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for new drugs and other products.

    83 views
  • Washington Tuesday Journal
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    Washington Tuesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with newsmakers, journalists and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic…

    35 views
  • Teen Smoking
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    Teen Smoking

    Commissioner Kessler spoke about the importance of protecting children from the destructive effects of addiction to nicotine. The F.D.A. is developing stricter guidelines for the promotion…

    126 views
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