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The Copyright Protection of Pharmaceuticals

In "Intellectual Property and Pharmaceutical Drugs: An Ethical Analysis," Richard T. De George lays out what he comes to call the "Status Quo Approach" as a defense of copyright protection of pharmaceuticals. Do you find this argument persuasive regarding ethical pricing of pharmaceuticals? Why, or why not?

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I do not find the argument in reference to the status quo approach as a defense of copyright protection of pharmaceuticals an ethically persuasive argument in regards to the ethical pricing of pharmaceuticals, largely due to the fact that following the status quo or continuing to follow principles that have been ...