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Glaxo's Dilemma
This paper looks at the ethical dilemma faced by the GlaxoSmithKline company regarding AIDS drugs in Africa.
# 96754 | 716 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 14, 2007 in Medical and Health (Drugs) , Medical and Health (Pharmacy) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses how corporations have a responsibility to their shareholders and employees to earn a profit and remain solvent. Yet, pharmaceutical companies can save lives if innovative drugs are made affordable and accessible to populations in dire medical need. The paper describes the AIDS crisis in impoverished regions of Africa that highlights this ethical bind for GlaxoSmithKline. The paper discusses how GlaxoSmithKline has attempted to block access to less-costly generic versions of its top-selling AIDS medicine.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boseley, Sarah (6 Sept. 2002). "Glaxo cuts AIDS drug prices in Africa." The Guardian.Retrieved 20 Jan 2007 at,3604,786919,00.html
  • "Glaxo: Cheap AIDS drugs not enough." (25 May 2001) BBC News.
  • "HIV Drugs for Africa Diverted to Europe. (3 Oct 2002). Centers for Disease Control.International News. Retrieved 20 Jan 2007 at
  • Samson, Kurt Samson. (17 Mar 2001). "Glaxo says no more cut in AIDS drug price." United Press International. Retrieved 20 Jan 2007 at
  • Schoofs, Mark. (1 Dec 2000) "Glaxo Attempts to Block Access To Generic AIDS Drugs in Ghana.The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 20 Jan 2007 at

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