A question of Selling Pharmaceutical Drugs in a Doctor’s office and Media’s Role

  1. You task is to write a ONE PAGE essay of 2 paragraphs to answer the following 2 questions:
    • Q1: A question of selling pharmaceutical drugs in a doctor’s office and media’s role.
      1. Read the James article (Reading_James.pdf).
      2. Following the guidelines for ethical decision-making provided in Bivins chapter 8 (Reading_Bivins.pdf) (show me your work; your reasoning process), how would you make a decision about whether or not you think physicians selling drugs in their office would be a good idea or not.
      3. What (if any) changes would you make in the media’s role in pharmaceutical drug sales?
    • Q2:  Identify a story where the news media have made a mistake. Tell me about it so I can follow your reasoning process. (you should find this story by yourself and provide the link)
    1. What were the ethical dimensions of the mistake? (If you can’t think of any, select a different “mistake.”) Hint:  Look for a “retraction” or “mea culpa.” Consult the Lexis-Nexis data base for news articles.
    2. How did the news media address the issue?
    3. Do you agree with the decision? What would you have recommended instead?
    • Don’t need to cite any sources.
    • You task is to write a ONE PAGE essay of 2 paragraphs to answer the following 2 questions:
      • Q1: A question of selling pharmaceutical drugs in a doctor’s office and media’s role.
        1. Read the James article (Reading_James.pdf).
        2. Following the guidelines for ethical decision making provided in Bivins chapter 8 (Reading_Bivins.pdf) (show me your work; your reasoning process), how would you make a decision about whether or not you think physicians selling drugs in their office would be a good idea or not.
        3. What (if any) changes would you make in the media’s role in pharmaceutical drug sales?
      • Q2:  Identify a story where the news media have made a mistake. Tell me about it so I can follow your reasoning process. (you should find this story by yourself and provide the link)
      1. What were the ethical dimensions of the mistake? (If you can’t think of any, select a different “mistake.”) Hint:  Look for a “retraction” or “mea culpa.” Consult the Lexis-Nexis data base for news articles.
      2. How did the news media address the issue?
      3. Do you agree with the decision? What would you have recommended instead?
      • Don’t need to cite any sources.