Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Drug Safety Myth

Dr. Mercola asks, “Do Pharmaceutical Companies Have a Moral Duty to Do No Harm?”

If a corporation is a “person” – and I understand that even governments now are corporations – and a “person” has a moral and legal obligation to do no harm, then yes, a corporation as well has a moral and legal duty to do no harm. If corporate employees – including government employees – were to be held equally accountable for the “sins” of the corporation, then we would see a rapid improvement in the moral standards of all corporations. Not one good employee would cooperate with corruption and every corporation would dismiss anyone – from a secretary to the CEO – who suggested placing corporate profits over the wellbeing of either the corporation or the public.

The first in a series of lectures from Cambridge, MA, October 8, 2009, sponsored by the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard about “institutional corruption”.

Famed economist Dean Baker discusses the corruption, criminality, fines, and the ludicrous profit margins in the pharmaceutical industry with Doctor Sidney Wolf.

These two videos accompany a rather lengthy essay by Dr. Mercola located on the Mercola website.

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