The Pill has been on the market now for ten years and has been inwide use for five. Only within the last year, however, have widespread reports of the adverse effects associated with the Pill been publicized. While the Pill manufacturers may be aiding society by providing a convenient and effective method of checking the overpopulation problem, they are also handsomely profiting from Pill sales. Thus, the burden of compensating those injured by oral contraceptives should properly fall on the manufacturers and be treated as a cost of production. This, in turn, should prompt the manufacturers to initiate more ambitious testing and research programswhich may ultimately result in the development of a convenient, effective and safe Pill.
Product Liability and the Pill,
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