Contaminate, Legislate, Repeat: How Disasters have Shaped our Pharma Regulatory Landscape




The pharmaceuticals industry is one of the most tightly regulated industries on the planet, with many in the industry claiming that overregulation is stifling the industry and preventing the discovery of new, potentially life-saving medicines. It is important then to wonder how did we get here. Our editor examines the major cases which shaped the legislative landscape; from Sulfanilamide to the thalidomide tragedy, the major changes to regulation of the pharma industry have come following a high profile disaster. Read about these world-changing cases in Pharma IQ’s Contaminate, Legislate, Repeat.

Do we need to review our current legislation?

Is there a potential disaster waiting for us?

How can we find a balance between public safety and a successful pharmaceutical industry?

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