Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Pharmaceutical Decisions in Response to Epidemics: A Case Study

As an epidemic spreads through a fictitious country in the developing world, various stakeholders debate the responsibility of a drug company with the patent on a life-saving treatment. This video presentation, from the Ethics Center Conference, "The Future of Pharmaceuticals," was held Oct. 3, 2003.

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Portraying parties from NGO representative to pharmaceutical company CEO are:

  • Bob Armitage, vice president and general patent counsel, Eli Lilly & Co.

  • Sarah Bachman, visiting scholar, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

  • Michael Meyer, professor, Department of Philosophy, SCU

  • Vernellia Randall, professor, University of Dayton School of Law

  • J. Leighton Reid, partner, Alloy Ventures, co-founder Affimax

  • Moderator, Kirk O. Hanson. executive director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

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