Pharmaceutical TNCs

Good and bad points of TNCs as well as facts on the casestudy GSK

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  • Pharmaceutical TNCs
    • Good
      • Research
        • Drugs are still created for serious diseases however they take longer
          • Uses patent life so prices don't stay as high for long
        • Money made from other products is put into research of serious diseases.
      • Distrrubution
        • Some companies distribute drugs at low prices to developing countries.
          • Helps health in certain areas
      • production
        • many pharmaceutical are researching cures for priority infectious diseases such as malaria, TB, and HIV.
    • Bad
      • Research
        • Research is often put into drugs which affect wealthier countries so they make more money.
          • countries still developing continue to suffer as more people have life threatening diseases which they can't treat.
            • Wealthy countries stay wealthy.
        • More money put into cures than treatments
          • They are more lucrative
          • People keep becoming ill as there is no cure.
            • Wasting money
      • Production
        • Less drugs are produced for important illnesses.
          • Illnesses such as malaria continue to be a problem for many people and their health.
      • Distrubution
        • Drugs can sat ridiculous prices due to patent life of medicine
          • Gap between rich and poor is made more prominant
            • Poorer countries stay ill
              • Some drugs are not distributed to developing countries
        • Some drugs are not distributed to developing countries
        • Drugs become over prescribed in developed countries
          • People become addicted which affects global health
    • Case study: GlaxoSmithKline
      • Sold lucozade to add more funding to research of crucial deseases
      • set up educational programs to reduce bad health
        • PHASE- Personal hygiene and sanitation education
          • Reached 15 million children
          • Higher attendance of students
            • More children educated on health which will improve future generation health.
      • They have drug recovery units which focuses on tropical illnesses
      • Provide cheaper products in developing counties
        • 25% less than developed countries
      • Share data to speed up drug developement
        • Drugs are made available quicker so less people die.
      • Provide large amounts of tax
        • Goes towards people in need


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