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Pharma ethics matter, poll says

24th January 2007


Consumers in the United States are increasingly concerned about social responsibility among pharmaceutical manufacturers, a new survey shows.

Four-fifths of respondents said they might switch brands of medicine based on their perception of the company's willingness to develop medicines for unmet medical needs in an affordable manner, according to a poll of more than 500 consumers conducted by PWC.

The poll found that 78% of people would consider a company's reputation when making drug treatment decisions.

It appears to run counter to the traditional wisdom that consumer opinion matters little to drugmakers.

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Dan Abshear

Wednesday 17th September 2008 @ 5:39

When do ethics not matter- especially in health care? The industry is full of marketers instead of educators. They rarely show consideration for the restoration of health of others in an authentic manner. If a drug company happens to show adverse events, they are not disclosed or are claimed to be void of merit. They have ostracized themselves from the medical community they are obligated to serve. I'm an ex big pharma drug rep for this very real environment presently.

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Article Information

Title: Pharma ethics matter, poll says
Author: Luisetta Mudie
Article Id: 1815
Date Added: 24th Jan 2007


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