This is a movie I found especially interesting and enjoyable as a regulatory affairs professional, both because of the historical perspective, and because of the ethical and philosophical exercise of thought it brings.
Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and scripted by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack. Matthew McConaughey stars as the real-life AIDS patient Ron Woodroof, who smuggled unapproved pharmaceutical drugs into Texas when he found them effective at improving his symptoms, distributing them to fellow sufferers by establishing the “Dallas Buyers Club” while facing opposition from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
It deals with the topics of homophobia and prejudices of AIDS in the middle 80’s, ethics of double-blind clinical trials against placebo in terminal patients, and the sensitive search of a balance between the urgent demand of cures in the market, and the need of a deeper understanding of safety and efficacy profiles before regulatory approval.
I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did, and look forward to knowing what you thought of it. Have a great day!