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Evening conference – Is the Pharmaceutical Industry Corrupt?

Held as part of EPE 6305 – Ethics and Health Care

 Sharon Batt

Speaker: Sharon Batt, Ph.D., adjunct professor, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University and visiting scholar, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University.  

When: Tuesday March 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Saint Paul University, room G102

Cost: Free. Open to the public

Contact person: Monique Lanoix mlanoix@ustpaul.ca

 

 

Abstract:

A growing number of scholars contend that the pharmaceutical industry is corruption-prone. An ethical system would ensure equity, access and quality of drugs to all who need them; and yet, upward-spiraling drug prices, sophisticated methods to game the drug research system, and misleading promotional strategies, appear both widespread and entrenched.  This talk argues that the neoliberal policies of the past 30 years are the backdrop for a deepening crisis that threatens the moral basis of Western medicine.



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