The Food and Drugs Administration also known as the FDA is a federal agency o the United sates Department of Health and Human services. They are responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety of products such as food, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
The FDA & Vioxx
By: Amy Perez Guerrero
The FDA is responsible for regulating the manufacturing and marketing, and the distribute of tobacco to ensure that minor's do not easily obtain it. The FDA is also for responsible for advancing the public health. In informing the public of scientific information about certain foods and medication. The FDA also plays a significant role in the Nation's counterterrorism capability.
Vioxx is an anti-inflammatory medication that was removed from the market after the cause of many deaths. After taking Vioxx it was evident that the side effects were much greater than what was originally put on the label. Years after taking Vioxx it was evident that 55,000 people suffered death as a result of increasing strokes and cardiac problems connected to the medication. After all of the evidence of connections the founder voluntarily withdrew the products, of course following many lawsuits. The FDA tried reasoning with the manufactures of Vioxx on emphasizing the side effects and hazards could have prevented all of the great number of losses connected to this medication