Working For Eli Lilly & Company
Discuss Eli Lilly's practice from the perspectives of utilitarianism and rights?
Before we discuss this case we should remember that utilitarianism is a general term for any view that holds that actions and policies should be evaluated on the basis of the benefits and costs they will impose to society, while right is an individual’s entitlement to something. From the perspectives of utilitarianism and rights on Eli Lilly & Company’s practice, we can see that Eli Lilly’s test subject is homeless alcoholics, it show that Eli Lilly & Company’s clever in using way to minimize their company cost for their testing activity. Actually there is utilitarianism thinking way in Eli Lilly & Company because they give homeless alcoholics as their subject test with Money, warm bed, food, and good medical care and facilitate them well. However, we disagree when this company helping of homeless alcoholic but in other side it can bring harm impact because Eli Lilly make the homeless alcoholic as trial of drug. So, when we make comparison between what have they got (Money, warm bed, food, and good medical care, etc) for several month with what will they face after they become drug trial, it is not fair because there are more negative impact that homeless alcoholic get, the homeless alcoholic’s life is more valuable than amount of Money, warm bed, food, and good medical care, etc. We will really agree if help that Eli Lilly & Company give to homeless alcoholic in order to make them back in right way such as by giving them some facilitation(place to sleep, eat, and so on) without bring them in harmful condition of life( not make them as test subject/ drug trial).
2. In your judgment, is the policy of using homeless alcoholics for test subjects morally appropriate? In our opinion actually using homeless alcoholics for test subjects is not appropriate, because
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