What are the ethical issues being discussed in the case concerning drug pricing? Diagnosis and analysis of causes: Why are drug prices so high in the United States and what should be done? Development of alternatives: What are other countries doing to fight high drug prices? Selection of desired alternative: Decide on alternatives for the United States. Implementation of alternatives: Which alternatives would be best to drive down drug prices in the United States? Evaluation and feedback: Have your recommendations been implemented in other countries? Are they working? What has been the outcome?
A consistent ethical question for the pharmaceutical industry has been the aggressive pricing policies practiced by most large drug companies. Over the recent years, there has been intensified criticism over the high cost of new drugs and steep rise on prices of many drugs. This paper