“Grifols and Talecris Merger” Grifols, Talecris merger finally approved Grifols and Talecris get FTC approval to merge. The FTC had been concerned that a merger of two of the top companies in the specialized blood therapeutics space would hurt competition and lead to higher drug costs for patients(2010 MedCity News). Due to huge impact of the two top companies in the market combining rules and regulations had to come to help restrict the market and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Toby Cosgrove played a huge role in helping create barriers to keep this Industry competitive. Many Rules and regulations by the FTC ultimately helped to insure the Industry would stay competitive and would ultimate benefit consumers while still creating revenue for the producers of these products. If Barriers were not put in place the market could have been strongly overtaken and had a monopoly and caused a negative effect for consumers and creating a never-ending surplus of revenue to these two top companies.
Lies My Teacher Told Me By: James W. Loewen Report By: Ethan Daniels "Lies My Teacher Told Me" a book written by Professor James W. Loewen gives students an understanding of the past of the United States, and how knowing this could effect our future. Twelve of the most popular and widely used American history textbooks are included in this novel. Loewen uncovers the flaws, lies, and bias the textbooks present. There are two main ideas that come to mind while reading this book. The first is the bais that is show in American History textbooks, and the second is historiography, or the study of the development of how history is written.
Jae Han 4 November 2011 ENGL 102 Annotated Bibliography 3 Art, Robert J., and Patrick M. Cronin. The United States and Coercive Diplomacy. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2003. Print. This book is a collection of learned essay by variety of authors and writers who view coercive diplomacy, which means to change the behavior of a nation or group of people by threat, limited use of military force.
The ethical standards of Goal-based, Human Nature, Rights-based, Duty-based, and Human Nature Ethics, provide a good framework for an analysis of these ethical challenges, and also point to possible solutions. It is unrealistic to expect a drug corporation, made of many different people, with disparate ethical bases, to have an externally-focused ethical code. A corporation is mostly concerned with self-perpetuation. Most corporations are amoral, in the larger context. Goal-based ethics provide a good rationale for the conduct of pharmaceutical companies.
In Michael Moore’s film, “Sicko” he describes the corruption of America’s health care today while comparing it to the universal health care other countries such as France, England, and Canada are exercising. I am very glad Michael Moore produced this film because although it may not be fair to both sides, it is still very informative and sends out the message that health care companies here in America are making a healthy living a luxurious burden rather than a given necessity. The two articles criticizing his film made it a little clearer of the bias he took part in. I believe the first one, by Tom Charity, was from a more neutral stand point rather than a liberal side, like Michael Moore, or a conservative side, like I believe Stephen Hunter is on. Charity described the truth and the overall message that “Sicko” gave, which was that the “insurance companies are making a killing at their expense”, when in retrospect they are supposed to be saving lives.
Some insider pressure groups are in close contact with senior civil servants and ministers and are therefore able to influence legislation. For example, The British Medical Association sometime asked to share their expertise and policy details and the Government always consults with the BMA for reforms of the NHS. These groups such as the BMA may be more successful than ‘outside’ groups, who will find it hard to influence government legislation. These may be groups who wish to work with the government such as Greenpeace or because of their violent methods cannot be associated with the government, for example Anti Animal Testing Groups. Therefore, these groups may be less successful in directly influencing the government.
Taking in the situation and seeing that “Sycamore Pharmaceuticals to come under fire for promoting its popular rheumatoid arthritis drug, Osteoporin, for the treatment of other diseases like Crohn’s disease and lupus”. (Daft, R.L.) John Blake, a worker of Sycamore Pharmaceuticals, is faced with telling the truth to the Food and Drug Administration or to continue to lie for the company. There are many things I would suggest to John Blake and the first thing would to be honest with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because keeping your morals straight will also look better. It is possible for John to be penalized or he could lose his employment with the company.
Principles of Biomedical Ethics, by Tom Beauchamp and James F. Childress, has for many critics in medical ethics exemplified the worse sins of "principlism." From its first edition, the authors have argued for the importance and usefulness of general principles for justifying ethical judgments about policies and cases in medical ethics. The organization of their book reflects this conviction, dividing discussion of particular ethical problems under the rubrics of the key ethical principles which the authors
Comparison of the results of method and identify which one is the most appropiate method under these circumstances, and why. The issue related to Merck, one of the best companies which work socially responsible, and known for ethical procedures in the business, is Vioxx. Vioxx is in a group of a blockbuster drugs. It is the type of medicine that it could “control chronical but usually nonfatal conditions that afflicted large number of people with health insurance” (Lawrence &Weber, pp. 484).
(5) A historian would realise that Fleming played a vital role in the discovery of Penicillin. The fact he is referred as a ‘Professor’ illustrates the importance he was as he was clearly as scientist who was interested in finding new cures. However, due to the fact that the source was wrote by the head of the department that Fleming once worked in, could hint a biased opinion as of course he would support Fleming when he works in the same building as he once did. Also, because it was wrote as a newspaper article, it may have been designed to persuade the public to agree, without giving them their own voice on who was the most important figure in the discovery Penicillin. Why does this source suggest that Fleming should not been given the recognition of discovering Penicillin?