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Ethical Issues with Pharmaceutical Companies

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In the United States and another country, what ethical issues emerge from the pharmaceutical industry spending money to influence prescribing practices?

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In both the United States and in Canada, there is often a vested interest in encouraging physicians and advance level practitioners to prescribe certain pharmaceuticals by the parent company. For example, many pharmaceutical companies host "drug dinners" in which they host ...

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Pharmaceutical companies often times engage in influencing practices in efforts to encourage providers to prescribe or utilize their medications. Although these efforts may not be illegal, the influencing practices may present ethical concerns.