Director's Rethink-Nordisk Case

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After reviewing this case, I would not immediately carry out the director’s request. There are a lot of unknowns yet to be discovered and further investigation is warranted. According to the Code of Ethics, pharmacists must respect their covenantal relationship with the patient. By removing the product from the hospital’s formulary, patients won’t receive treatments that may improve their health. For years, the news media highlighted the common practice of doctors receiving payments from drug companies for promoting and prescribing their product. According to Business Insider, Nordisk spent $816,000 in 2013 in order to promote Victoza to prescribers. Doctors were paid thousands by companies for speaking and consulting about their drug products.
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