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  • Drug And Hospital Cost
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    In the United States today there is an epidemic in heath care costs and medical benefit coverage not covering all a patients need; leaving victims with large medical expenses. Today raising cost of heath care has effected the lower middle class tens of thousands in debt that lead them to bankruptcy; but resent laws passed by the Bush administration (undoubtedly lobbied by hospitals boards) making it nearly impossible for people in the middle class to file chapter 7 bankrupsy that starts them off...
  • Drug Companies And The U.S. Government
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    Interest Groups and Politics As we approach the 2004 presidential election everyone is getting in line to throw their money into the Proverbial feeding trough that all politicians take from. Campaigns are made and broke depending on how much money they have to spend. Fundraising is one way for politicians to receive contributions from your typical everyday blue collar citizen, but where do the four and five figure contributions come from? They come from interest groups and lobbyists. These are t...
  • Fda And Merck
    416 words
    The FDA and Merck Vioxx Scandal In the news recently, many different companies have been recognized for their unethical practices in their company and towards the public. One of these companies is the FDA and Merck. The FDA, the Federal Drug Administration, is one of the most trusted companies in the pharmaceutical market. This company tests different drugs and gives approval for them to be obtainable to the public. Merck is a company that creates these drugs and then has them tested by the FDA ...
  • Profit The Companies
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    1. concern with profits makes the companies insensitive to individual rights. e.g. the majority of the US oil companies support the war in Iraq. Cheap terrorist Iraqi oil will result in higher profits for these companies who support the idea of war despite numerous deaths. The majority of the US military companies support the war in iraq because they are able to sell the means of waging war and killing people. 2. When seeking profit the companies do not care about anything else. e.g. in Amsterda...
  • Depositions Of The Drug Company Officials
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    The author of Dispensing With the Truth, Alicia Mundy, is the Washington bureau chief for Mediaweek and a contributing editor at Washingtonian magazine. She has written for U.S. News & World Report, GQ, Philadelphia Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She is best known for her investigative report which originally broke the 1992 scandal revealing that top United Way executives were stealing money from the organization's accounts (Brown, 2001). Alicia Mundy is the winner o...
  • Their Prices And Patent Laws
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    Case 2: Treating AIDS- The Global Ethical Dilemma BACKROUND: The majority of the worlds HIV / AIDS cases are found in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The vast majority of these people in these countries can not afford that drugs that help make AIDS a chronic disease rather that an early death sentence. The pharmaceutical companies are unable to reduce the prices of these drugs low enough for the people to afford them. The companies are also fighting to protect their intellectual property laws, w...
  • Prices For Its Hiv Drug
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    Ethics Dilemma A village of people has been hard-hit by the HIV / Aids virus, and people are beginning to die in ever-increasing numbers. Many children are also infected. Those who are not face the prospect of growing up without their parents, in a household where an aging grandmother may be the only source of economic support. The government of these villagers gives a sluggish response at best to the rising toll in human life and suffering. Some officials continue to deny the disease exists. A ...
  • Average Price Of A Prescription Drug
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    According to PIRG. org, Americans on average pay 102% more for prescription drugs than people in Mexico. Americans are paying too much for prescription drugs. For a long time, money matters have been a matter of life and death. When people are forced to make decisions between buying their prescription drugs and paying bills, free market capitalism has gone too far. The practice of Americans being expected to put up with astronomical drug prices, forced to go to other countries for lower prices, ...

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