The sulfanilamide disaster of 1937, was a pivotal point in the regulation of medications by the FDA. For this discussion, research another example of a medication disaster and make an initial post explaining the event to your classmates. Be sure to mention if there were any of the following: lawsuits, deaths, fetal abnormalities, unusual marketing campaigns to sell the drug.
Review the posts made by your classmates and reply to at least one addressing the following as appropriate:
- ways in which their event could have been avoided
- how the FDA should have handled the drug’s availability on the market
- media responses to the medication incident
- follow up studies on individuals affected by the disaster