An Example of Science

A drug is introduced that can keep women from getting sick while they are pregnant. Laboratory animals show no harmful effects. The drug is already available in Europe.
The Food and Drug Administration must approve new drugs. Dr. Frances Kelsey is the responsible scientist, and she feels the drug has not been studied well enough. The drug companies are outraged. The drug obviously works, relieving the suffering of pregnant women. Newspapers call Dr. Kelsey a "bureaucratic nitpicker."

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