reflection3.24 - For instance, brain drain has been the...

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While it’s a question that we’ve been dealing with for the past week, it still remains to me the most interesting question. Does a drug company have an obligation to help developing nations? This question is most interesting because while the drug companies like to argue that they are running a business and a business is to make money, the business originally started with an end to help people and prevent illnesses. It’s hard to make a company do anything that they don’t want to do and the whole idea that HIF proposes seems fabulous; however I’m having doubts because it seems like if it were such a good idea then it would’ve been done a long time ago. Shouldn’t all companies and professions working toward a better and healthier population want to achieve something like that? You would think so but sadly the answer seems to be no.
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Unformatted text preview: For instance, brain drain has been the issue that weve been reading about for the past week. This is something thats been bothering me because the numbers behind it are so staggering. I asked my father once why he left Bangladesh for America, and when we were younger he said that he wanted his children to have a better life than he did. As much as I love my father and as much as I love being here, I cant help but to hold that to him. How much better of a life would we have had as opposed to how much more help could he have given in such a deprived third world country? I can understand wanting good things for your family but we wouldnt have been that poor off in Bangladesh. There are a lot of things that would have been different....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PHL 453 taught by Professor Gifford during the Spring '10 term at Michigan State University.

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