Lesson 9: When should the FDA regulate a drug?
This lesson is part of the unit:
In this lesson, students revisit the definition of a drug, and consider when and why use of different drugs is regulated in different ways. Students use information about the types of biological responses to drugs discussed in previous lessons (cellular, physiological, behavioral) to debate the relative benefits and risks of several familiar substances. They use the outcomes of these debates to better understand how our government classifies existing and newly developed drugs.