There are several key actors who can affect the future of RU-486 in the US. President Reagan and his administration, Commissioner Young, and pro-life interest groups do not want RU-486 to be distributed in the US. Pro-choice groups, Roussel and other pharmaceutical companies want RU-486 to be present in the US market. In the long term, the Republican administration and its pro-life allies will want to solidify the FDA’s position on RU-486 making it difficult for opponents to infiltrate the agency’s bureaucratic structure and allow possible approval of the drug. Opponents will want to keep the FDA structure more open, hoping to gain an opportunity for policy change with a shift in political
So now breweries cannot manufactures energy drinks with alcohol. According to "Livescience.com" (2014), While many health professionals and lawmakers are cheering the Food and Drug Administration's decision yesterday to declare caffeine an illegal and unsafe additive to manufactured alcoholic beverages, critics say the move is an infringement of consumer rights by the government. When people are speaking out against a decision made by the government, this is the demand. Anheuser-Busch could produce an energy drink with alcohol as long as there was no caffeine in it, and it would be legal and more importantly it would be a blue ocean. According to "Blue Ocean Strategy.com" (2014), "Red oceans refer to the known market space – all the industries in existence today.
With Cad Mex Pharma’s; as with any global business there are always ethical dilemmas. As far as the viral spread; the average thoughts of a person is to help stop an epidemic. However; as a business person the bottom line and the legal side has to be looked at. After all if the company responsible for the vaccine or cure is not in business there will be no one saved. This is where knowing the laws and choosing the best business decisions comes into play.
In some cases off-label uses often exceed the intended use, which in turn becomes very profitable for the pharmaceutical manufacturer. “In 2004, sales of the drug peaked at $2.7 billion. But that same year Pfizer was found to be urging physicians to prescribe Neurontin for off-label uses, which is illegal. As a result, the company had to pay $430 million in criminal fines and civilian penalties.” (Arellano, 2013). Since it would be beneficial to companies to get approval from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), companies will conduct research studies on the effects of these other conditions.
Unlike medications, supplement Dietary Supplements 3 makers do not have to prove their products are safe or effective. The FDA, however, can force a supplement from the market if it proves it is unsafe (nutrition.about.com, n.d.). Dietary supplements can be good for the body if there are substances lacking in the body. If a person has diseases, supplements can help control them. It is best to consult a doctor before taking supplements because they can interact with medications, causing bad reactions.
The FDA greatly investigates these companies to make sure that food, human and veterinary drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and electronic products are safe to sell to the public. If the products turn out to be unsafe, the company will have to announce a recall. In this scenario, the FDA had yet to investigate Pro Health’s new product ProBio. Before then, Pro Health had found out that ProBio had the same brand name as another product already out for purchase. Having the same brand name as another product is also one of the things that are against the FDA’s regulations because this could protect the consumer from buying the wrong drug because of the similar names.
Jared Stewart Walton English IV AP 7 March 2012 Ending Prescription Fraud Prescription fraud or abuse is on the rise, in pharmacy after pharmacy, here in America. Prescription fraud can be described as the acquisition of prescribed drugs, such as Vicodin or oxycodone, through a false prescription, and using them for purposes other than what they were intended. The system currently being is plagued with problems because people are still able to falsify prescriptions to accumulate more drugs illegally. A possible solution to this reoccurring problem is electronic prescribing in today’s jargon, e-prescribing. This innovative way of communicating with pharmacist has been instituted to encourage l prescription fraud’s demise.
WR122 March 18, 2012 Drug Testing Right or Wrong? Welfare today is one of the most widely used benefit plans by the government and today more than ever more people are in need of these benefits. There are always people though that abuses these programs and takes advantage of the help out there. The drug welfare reform bill is a good one because of its economic and tax benefits, in addition to the fact that, it will prevent citizens from abusing the system. In these difficult economic times, people are trying to save money and cut expenses that’s including the government.
Any industry is not without its own isolated illegal and unethical behavior. The pharmaceutical industry has countless examples of these, which is why we are going to look in on some of the general practices that all the companies participate in and the ethical debate around them. The marketing practices of the pharmaceutical industry have a great deal of controversy around the technique used to promote and advertise their products. More than a third of pharmaceutical companies’ resources go into promotion and marketing. Annually, the industry spends nearly twice as much on marketing as it spends on research and development.
This will lead us into a case where, Pfizer failed to keep its commitment to corporate social responsibility as one of the most successful pharmaceutical companies, the choice they made to choose to bear unethical behavior in 1996. “Given the risks and costs of developing a new drug, pharmaceutical companies will jump at oppor- tunities to reduce them, and Pfizer thought it saw one” (Hill, pg 139, 2011). The case in point is the event that Pfizer gave its novel antibiotic “Trovan” to allegedly sick children without the consent of the parents when there was a serious outbreak of meningitis in Kano Nigeria. Pfizer’s choose the risk route and chose to ignore the children’s personal safety in testing. For personal gain and envious reason, this is was a violation of commercial ethics.