In today's world of increased government participation in business, certain industries are frequently spotlighted for particular attention. The communications industry is one, the drug industry is another. In both cases the special attention is fitting, for the communications industry, like the drug industry, each in its own way, reaches the very fiber of American life. Each has the inherent capability of changing our political and social order. At any rate two points are basic: first, the drug industry directly affects the foundations of our society and therefore is a reasonable concern of government. Secondly, the drug industry has a legitimate and productive function and those who administer it should not abdicate their responsibility to regulatory agencies.
J. Mark Hiebert,
Governmental Regulation of the Drug Industry,
19 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol19/iss1/8