Is That Pill You're Taking Safe?

TitleIs That Pill You're Taking Safe?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHammer, J
Corporate AuthorsAnimal Behavior Institute, Animal Science,
Date Published02/2000
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , BUSINESS ethics , CARDIAC , dexfenfluramine , Drug , FDA , fen-phen , FENFLURAMINE , FOOD , MEDICINE , phetermine , Product and Consumer Safety , pulmonary , thalidomide , weight
AbstractThis dilemma cased is based on the actual development, FDA approval, and market withdrawal of dexfenfluramine, a drug used in the late 1990s in combination with phentermine for weight loss. The case is set up as a mock trial, with students taking the role of jury, defense (representing the drug company), and the prosecution (representing the central character Sally, who has developed cardiac valvular disease). Developed for a senior-level, small animal science class, the case would be applicable to any science major, and particularly those students who may go on to graduate school or work in research in any of the biomedical fields.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo.
Audience LevelUndergraduate
Abbreviated Case NameIs That Pill You're Taking Safe?
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