Case ID: 792004     Solution ID: 34693

Burroughs Wellcome and AZT A Case Solution

Abstract

Burroughs Wellcome Co., engineer of AZT, the primary medication affirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), ends up under attack in September 1989 by AIDS activists and different segments of the U.S. government. Despite rehashed requests over the past two years to bring down the cost of AZT (trademarked Retrovie), Burroughs Wellcome and its parent organization, London-based Wellcome PLC, have can't, guaranteeing that the $6,300 yearly (discount) cost of the medication per individual is supported, in light of high research, advancement, creation, and different expenses connected with the medication. The association's adversaries blame it for utilizing a current concoction compound, adequate government explore help, and an agreeable administrative framework to pick up an imposing business model on the main affirmed treatment accessible for individuals with AIDS. The case gives understudies the chance to investigate the financial aspects and control of the pharmaceutical business, grapple with the morals of medication estimating, and dissect the plan of advertising procedures with respect to both privately owned businesses and lobbyist amasses in the period of AIDS.


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