As Trump dismantles the ACA pharma executives are once again taking the oath of silence. What is it going to take for these executives to come forward and inform the public that what Trump is doing could lead more chaos in our health care system?
Corporate social responsibility, often abbreviated “CSR,” is a corporation’s initiatives to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing. The term generally applies to efforts that go beyond what may be required by regulators or environmental protection groups. Pharma executives need to read that again.
To date not one pharma CEO has come forward to blatantly say “if a patient needs our medication and cannot afford it, we will find a way for him, or her, to get it”. Now comes Trump’s petty, toddler, assault on the ACA. Like a spoiled child who didn’t get what they want he is throwing tantrums and in the process hurting millions of people. Instead of saying that this is wrong big pharma’s silence is deafening.
If you work in pharma you have the responsibility to ask your company “what are we doing to protect patients?”. If you remain silent because you’re afraid of losing your paycheck then you’re going to have to answer to yourself and your conscience.