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Description: Doctors in the United States wrote more than four million prescriptions last year for nitroglycerin tablets, heart drugs placed under the tongue to reduce the chest pain angina or to stop a heart attack.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: 03/26/2010

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/27/business/27nitro.html?ref=business

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do you think the F.D.A. is only now acting on this matter?
  • Do you believe that pharmacies that sell these unapproved drugs are unethical?
  • Is this a case of a monopoly (Pfizer) trying to control the marketplace?

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