Public Interest and the Corporate World Essay by Master Researcher

Public Interest and the Corporate World
Uses the example of Canadian, Dr. Nancy Olivieri to examine the issue of serving the public's interests in public/private partnerships.
# 39191 | 2,525 words | 6 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 06, 2003 in Business (Companies) , Medical and Health (Pharmacy) , Ethics (General)

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This paper examines the issue of corporate responsibility and public interest. This paper looks at the recent conflicts between Dr. Nancy Olivieri and a private partner, Barry Sherman's pharmaceutical company, Apotex Corp. The author describes this case as tragic and compares it to recent tragedy's around the world where corporations are not taking responsibility for their mishaps. In this particular case, there is a huge imbalance of power between pharmaceuticals and any individual scientist and/or hospital responsible for drug trials and approvals. This issue takes place in Toronto Canada.

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