ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL, CITED, IN APA FORMAT & WILL BE SUBMITTED TO TURN-IT-IN. DUE DATE IS 11/08/20 @6PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME. 2000 WORD COUNT MINIMUM/ NOT INCLUDING THE TITLE PAGE.
Assignment:
This week you will reflect upon and answer the following question:
1. The case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals changed federal law on the
testimony of scientific experts. It involved the drug Bendectin. Examine the case and
address the question of whether or not the drug is dangerous. How does the case help
explain the difficulty in regulating the drug companies and their products?
2.
Examine one of the following substances in depth—its origin, associated industries, substances that could be substituted for it, history of regulation, and health effects: dioxin, benzene, asbestos, trichloroethylene, chromium, lead, solvents, perfluorooctanoic acid, methane gas, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, leptophos, copper cyanide, ethylene chloride, methyl isocyanine gas, fuel oil residues, styrene tars, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, vinyl chloride, diesel fuel, kepone, EPN, cotton dust, radioactive waste, beryllium.
3. Koch Industries is one of the companies that paid a seemingly enormous fine of $30
million in 2000. How much did this fine hurt the company? Has Koch been targeted
for wrongdoing since then?

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