Pharmaceutical Companies – How Ethical Are They?


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Pharmaceutical Companies – How Ethical Are They?
Pharmaceutical companies have long engaged in the research and development of new drugs that have helped people improve their health and prolong their lives. This is a costly process and in most countries, companies must follow strict governmental and industry regulations and requirements. In several areas, nevertheless, the priorities and business and marketing practices of pharmaceutical companies can be considered highly unethical (Barnett, 2003; Bosely, 2004; Cosgrove & Bursztajn, 2010; Elliott, 2010; Katz, Caplan & Merz, 2003; Silverstein, 1999; Stiglitz, 2006). In this paper, I present evidence to support this view, touching on the key areas of pharmaceutical company violations...
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