Societal Influence on Product Development

Perhaps the most striking example of how societal forces can influence the development of medical products is the experience following the emergence of HIV and AIDS in the last decades of the 20th century. To prepare for this Application Assignment, review the time line provided in the list of Required Resources and find contemporary accounts of some of the major events described. To complete this Application Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following: Describe how social and political forces influenced the government and pharmaceutical industry response to HIV-AIDS from the 1980s until the present day (either positively or negatively). Cite specific events and their effects. What important lessons can be gleaned from that episode and how have they (or how should they) influence the development of medical products thenceforth? Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.