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Old 04-08-2005, 03:16 PM   #4
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In every sector of society, regardless of where you go, you will find people whose notion of morality is based on what you can get away with; i.e. if it's not prohibited outright, it must be okay. So in health care you find stuff like pharmaceutical research "teams" and "programs" who completely accept it as their due that in the course of the year some company will fund a two-week junket to some warm clime for their entire personnel (in the name of revisiting some warmed-over research, usually). In fact, such people regard others who go to some length to refuse the various "gifts" that the industry proffers as losers and suckers. My seven-year-old can parse out the moral issues at work here.
Because how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -- Annie Dillard
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