Ethics

Ethics

Read Case Study: Merck, the FDA, and the Vioxx Recall (pages 493–502). Write a 2500-word, double-spaced report containing the following: Section 1: Do you believe that Merck acted in a socially responsible manner with regard to the development and testing of Vioxx? Explain why and/or why not. (20 marks) Section 2: Do you believe that Merck acted in a socially responsible manner with regard to Vioxx in its relations with customers and shareholders? Explain why and/or why not. (10 marks) Section 3: Do you believe that Merck acted in a socially responsible manner with regard to the marketing and advertising of Vioxx? Explain why and/or why not. (20 marks) Section 4: Do you believe that Merck acted in a socially responsible manner with regard to Vioxx in its relationships with government policy makers and regulators? Explain why and/or why not. (20 marks) Section 5: Do you believe that Merck’s voluntary public recall of Vioxx was an act of corporate social responsibility? Explain why and/or why not. (10 marks)