Symposium

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Spring 2024

Dharshini will be presenting at The Symposium of Rising Scholars on Saturday, March 23rd! To attend the event and see Dharshini's presentation.

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Dharshini Karthikeyan Marudhavanan

American High SchoolClass of 2025

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  • "Do pharmaceutical companies really engage in ethical processes, or do most find a way to get around these processes?" with mentor Nina (Mar. 1, 2023)

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Do pharmaceutical companies really engage in ethical processes, or do most find a way to get around these processes?

Started Sept. 22, 2022

Abstract or project description

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in America. This industry has started from being admired and respected by many Americans, but recent surveys have shown that “58% of Americans held negative views about the pharmaceutical industry while on only 27% held positive views of it”1. This is the highest amount of distrust that has ever been recorded in the last two decades. A big reason for this is because most Americans are concerned about how far pharmaceutical companies are pushing the boundaries of ethical and legal research. The ultimate ethical goal for pharmaceutcial companies should be to discover drugs in a safe way that benefits the patient. This should be done with accountabilty and system compliance, which has been a problem for many pharmaceutical companies recently. Some feel that the pharmaceutical industry as a whole should be held more accountable for their actions, while others feel that this will not matter since big pharma will always find a way to bend these rules.