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.
If the company sells transistors to the pacemaker company, they risk litigation (Shanks, 1996). Litigation could negatively impact the company’s finances and hurt their stockholders. Selling, though, provides a profit to both the transistor and the pacemaker business. Additionally, they are saving the lives of heart patients who need the pacemakers to live. Selling incurs a risk of pain to their stockholders, but guarantees
Abstract In this paper I will discuss anti-trust law as it relates to pharmaceuticals. The company in question is being investigated on the grounds that they are intentionally delaying the release of generic versions of its best selling anti-depressant. I will discuss why the company would want to delay this release, the legal barriers for other companies to enter this market, and the ethical dilemmas apparent in this situation. I will be specifically discussing the anti-trust lawsuit which involved Bayer and its drug Cipro and another similar suit involving Hoescht Marion Roussel, Inc and its drug Cardizem CD. Antitrust Law and the Ethical Ramifications of Generic versus Brand Name Drugs Antitrust laws are on the books in the U.S. to prevent companies from cornering the market on a specific product, ensuring fair competition and lower prices for consumers.
“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.
Explain how moral relativism might be applied to voluntary euthanasia (25 marks) Euthanasia is a worldwide ethical issue. Meaning ‘good death’, euthanasia is currently illegal in the UK and so people have to either break the law and face serious consequences or indeed go to a place in Switzerland called Dignitas. In Zurich, it is legal to end a person’s life at a special hospital in which a doctor subscribes a pill that will kill the patient. This is voluntary euthanasia because it involves provision of means and is an opportunity whereby a patient can terminate their own life. There are two main types of moral groups.
Question 1 The most relevant dimensions that should be used in order to segment the patient market for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) are geography, age, gender, family life cycle, user status, user rate, readiness stage, attitude to market offer and benefit. Having that in mind let’s develop the best segmentation possible. We can start with geographic dimension dividing the market in United States, Italy, Japan, France, United Kingdom and Germany. I choose those because there are consumers aware of a presence of a drug to face ED, which will smooth the progress of get aware of Cialis. In other dimension come demographic factors.
Why is the initial consultation so important? What factors will an ethical therapist cover at this time? The underlining reasons why ethics are vitally important in therapy are not romantic benevolent ideals concerned with altruism but reasons of practicality. It would simply not be effective and sustainable for any therapeutic profession to allow unethical practices to happen, since this behaviour will damage the reputation of the profession at large. It is therefore in the interests of all practitioners to adhere to some sort of rules of conduct.
Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal? Dion O. Hales SOC120 Introduction to Ethics and Social Responsibility Prof. Theodore Framan June 22, 2012 Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal? While killing yourself is harder than having someone do it for you is that killing yourself requires firmer resolve, Should euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide be legal? Because a patient's last will and last testament should be honored, a competent patient's request to terminate life-sustaining treatment, and it is our moral right to prevent a person from suffering if they suffer from a disease we cannot cure. First, Should euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide be legal?
An epidemic is sweeping America. An epidemic which puts the government in the position of supporting and advocating suicide. A disease which will infect the morals and values in the medical world, until they no longer have any effect. A mindset which will lead America on paths to immoral places where she never intended to go. Euthanasia is sweeping America.
In my own opinion this causes many issues which can lead people to do immoral things and commit bad crimes, and be able to justify their actions by stating it was already determined for them to do it. With this idea you can’t be praised for doing good things or punished for doing bad as we did not choose to preform or commit these actions. Ted Honderich was a hard determinist and said all our choices, intentions and our actions are nothing more than effects from other past events that have already happened. David Hume would criticise this he argues against hard determinism and says we do have free will and moral responsibility, we are responsible for all our moral and non-moral actions regardless of whether they could have been determined by our past choices or values. John Hospers also thought all things were determined.