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Feb 19, 2023Liked by Maryanne Demasi, PhD

Ethics are an interesting phenomena. They are an agreed set of standards or principals that a group of people see as being of value over a given period of time. They change as life evolves. I guess that the ethics that many of us see that big medicine and big pharma should adhere to are different from the set of ethics they operate by. And it seems their primary ethic is to maximise returns to their shareholders and investors, over everything else. This is a business model that first appeared in the 80's and it has never gone away.

In the Movie, "Other People's Money", Danny De Vito played Laurent Garfield and Penelope Ann Miller played Kate Sullivan.

Garfield: The game is, "You make as much money as you can for as long as you can. He who dies with the most wins. It's the American way."

Sullivan: "We need to pass a law to stop people like you."

Garfield: "Changing the law only alters the rules but the game continues. You can't stop the game."

These people are scoundrels.

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