Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat is a thoughtful, balanced, and well-researched look inside controversial and troubled Food and Drug Administration.

Author Fran Hawthorne is an experienced business journalist and her skills are evident here. Digging into the FDA�s complex and conflicting world, the book provides an informative picture of FDA�s bureaucratic, political, and scientific drivers. Ms. Hawthorne does a nice job of laying out what the FDA is suppose to do, what is really does, and where and why it fails.

Inside the FDA helps us understand the recent raft of problems surrounding the over- and mis-regulation of prescription drugs. It makes for a great read. To read a excerpt, click here.