Merck, the Fda, and the Vioxx Recall Essay
No, Merck didn’t act in a corporate social responsibility in regards to Vioxx. Corporate social responsibility means that a corporation should act in a way that enhances society and its inhabitants and be held accountable for any of its actions that affect people, their communities, and their environment.
Over a five year period from 1999 to 2004 over 139,000 people in the United States has had a heart attack or stroke as a result of …show more content…
The weight that the Supreme Court gives to this FDA opinion could signal its inclination in resolving an even more important preemption question. In publishing new labeling rules for prescription drugs, the FDA asserted that its approval of label language preempts private lawsuits alleging that a manufacturer failed to provide an adequate warning of a drug's risks. Whereas medical devices are governed by the MDA, no federal law expressly provides that FDA requirements for pharmaceuticals should preempt any form of state law. This means that the survival of the FDA's claim of preemption