ph law ethics 11.2 - • Congress is insinuating that the...

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PH Law & Ethics 11/2/11 FDA v. Brown Williamson- whether or not FDA has power to regulate from the US Congress o Government-created agency first denied that it had power to regulate tobacco, then reversed position in 2000 o Under FDA legislation, tobacco is not a drug, but nicotine is o Attempting to be allowed to issue new regulations that reduce tobacco consumption by youth Believed that prevalence of addiction in future generations could be substantially reduced Series of goods o FDA o Congress/tobacco industry- economy
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Unformatted text preview: • Congress is insinuating that the market takes precedence over the issue of addiction among populations o By preferring to regulate labeling/advertising of tobacco products, Congress is disregarding the effects of nicotine o Specific nature of tobacco products: specifically manufactured to become addictive by addition of nicotine o “As long as the consumer is properly informed, then Congress is off the hook.” • Common Weal- common good...
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