Fresh Air, David Kessler

  • by Terry Gross
  • Narrated by Terry Gross
  • 1 hrs and 0 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration David Kessler on this edition of Fresh Air. As head of the FDA, Kessler took on one of the country's most powerful foes: the tobacco industry. He led an investigation of tobacco makers to determine whether nicotine was a drug, and if so, how it should be regulated by the FDA. Kessler's book is A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry. (Broadcast Date: January 9, 2001)

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  • Release Date: 01-09-2001
  • Publisher: WHYY-FM