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Ethics in Drugs, Animals and Sustainability

1. Prescription drug companies advertise on radio and television. Do you believe that it is ethical for drug companies to advertise directly to consumers?

2. Do you consider Walmart a company that has a positive or negative social reputation? Do you think they impoverish the communities they have a presence in or do you think they have good social intentions by providing lower prices and employing thousands of people?

3. Distinguish between the two approaches to the aspect of moral status being assigned to animals.

4. The sustainability model offers a vision of future business that many entrepreneurial and creative businesses are already pursuing. The natural step then challenges business to back stack a path towards sustainability. Examine and describe the reasons supporting the practice of sustainability within businesses.

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1. Prescription drug companies advertise on radio and television. Do you believe that it is ethical for drug companies to advertise directly to consumers?
It is good for prescription companies to describe what their drugs are and the ill effects of them on television, cable, magazines, radio, and newspapers but only to inform consumers of what the drug actually does and what can happen while taking this drug. I don't think many consumers really know what they are taking when something is prescribed to them. Not that doctors or nurses don't tell the patient but how much are they really absorbing about the product? As far as "pushing" their products on commercials, I don't think it is ethical for the drug companies to "stretch the truth" on the commercial ads about how many people might be taking the drug or how it has helped however many people.

The commercials do say to contact a doctor and consumers are not able to purchase the drugs without a prescription from a doctor, so I see good and bad in it. It is not ethical to lie about the product or what it can do and that should be regulated by the airways or television. It is good that consumers get educated as to what that product can do to them. Sometimes when you listen to the ill effects of the drug, it sounds as though it might be better if the consumer didn't take the drug.

2. Do you consider Walmart a company that ...

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The solution is given in paragraph form with a total of 891 words and 6 references. Concepts such as Wal-Mart's moral reputation, the sustainability of businesses and the ethics of drug companies are investigated.

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