Go to this textâ€™s Web site at www.cengage.com/ blaw/clarkson and select â€œChapter 5.â€ Click on â€œVideo Questionsâ€ and view the video titled Real World Legal: Pharzime, Scene 1 and Scene 2. Then answer the following questions.
(a) In Scene 1, two employees discuss whether to market their companyâ€™s drug as a treatment for other conditionsâ€”even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug for treating only epilepsy. One employee argues that marketing the drug for more than the one treatment will increase the companyâ€™s short-term profits and that obtaining the FDA approval for the other treatments will take too long. What theory describes this employeeâ€™s perspective?Â
(b) In Scene 2, a new sales rep discusses the companyâ€™s off-label marketing strategy with a veteran sales rep. Is it unethical or illegal for a sales rep to represent that he is a doctor when he has a doctorate degree in chemistry but is not actually a physician? Explain.
(c) In Scene 2, when the new sales rep suggests that they talk with the corporationâ€™s legal or human resources department about the drugâ€™s safety for off-label uses, how does the woman respond? Does her response encourage ethical conduct? Discuss fully.