The Tylenol Crisis of 1982 Situation: The Tylenol crisis: Seven people died after taking Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. This happened in 1982, but is highly regarded as an exemplary public relations case. How did Johnson & Johnson handle this crisis that made them such a lauded example of effective crisis communication? Problem/ Opportunity Statement:
Because of President Reagan 's huge increase in defense programs and lowering tax revenues, inflation and interests rates rose. The largest percentage drop in stock market history, occurred in October, 1987 also known as Black Monday. The Market fell 500 points more, more than 20%. This was the biggest drop since the stock market crash, which led to the Great
Steven Brill’s Bitter Pill: “Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” by Angelina Salikhbaeva Summary: Steven Brill in the article “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” clarifies his opinion about the costs of healthcare services in the United States. The author writes about different stories of how families become bankrupt or unable to pay the total cost of the treatment to the US hospitals and related medical facilities. According to Steven Brill’s article, the US hospitals prescribe too much health care to patients.
Due to the unprecedented expansion of the war on drugs by the Reagan administration started a long period of skyrocketing rates of incarceration. The huge number of offenders incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenders increased from 50,000 to 1980 to over 400,000 by the year 1997. In 1981, Nancy Reagan began a highly publicized antidrug campaign called “Just Say No”, as public concerns arose due to the portrayals by the media about people addicted to a smoke-able form of cocaine dubbed as “crack”. This campaign set the stage for zero tolerance policies implemented in the late 1980’s.
Effect of Terminalia arjuna bark extract on transient focal cerebral ischemia induced neural damage and behaviour deficits in Sprague dawley rats Stroke is a global socio-economic disease and places a huge burden on patients, families and wider society (Warlow et al., 2003). It is the second leading cause for death next to ischemic heart disease & leading cause of disability in the world (WHO 2012, Lozano et al., 2012). Age related risk for stroke becomes higher in India like developed countries with increasing average lifespan of the individual (Donnan et al., 2008). Ischemic stroke represents approximately 85% of strokes which is caused mainly by the occlusion of a blood vessel, due to arterial embolism or thrombosis, in a specific region
Most of these infections are due to antibacterial-resistant pathogens because as mentioned earlier this is the ideal environment for these resistant bacteria to thrive. Two common hospital acquired infections alone (sepsis and pneumonia) killed nearly 50,000 Americans and cost the U.S. health care system more than $8 billion in just 2006
Fire in the Blood Film Critique Fire in the Blood is a shocking, powerful and a gripping documentary about how corporate laws and greed unnecessarily affect millions of lives around the world. This compelling and honest documentary directed by Dylan Mohan Gray brings forward the face of giant pharmaceutical companies and how western government aggressively blocked access to low cost life saving Anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) for the countries of Africa, Asia and global south. Since 1981, AIDS-related illnesses have taken 30 million people into its trap.
Abuse of and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and illegal and prescription drugs cost more than $700 billion a year in increased health care costs, crime, and lost productivity. 1,2,3 Every year, illegal and prescription drugs and alcohol contribute to the death of more than 90,000 westerners, while nicotine is related to an estimated 480,000 deaths per year. People of all ages know the dreadful consequences of drug abuse and addiction. 1)Babies: exposed to drugs in the womb may be born premature and underweight. This exposure can reduce the child’s mental development and influence his behavior later in life.
Opioid Epidemic in the United States The opioid crisis has risen over the years here in America. The addiction to painkillers has caused many drug overdoses across America. According to the Vox," In 2015, more than 52,000 people have died from drug overdoses from linked to opioids such as Percocet, heroin, Oxycontin or even fentanyl. This problem did not become an overnight health crisis, but it has become quickly known in America. Expanding our drug treatment centers across America would provide the support to those who are addicted to drugs.
Recent research indicates that gun inuries cost the American tax payer somewhere on the region of thirteen million dollars each day. This has a direct affect on the health care budget as it isn’t just the treatment of the injurie there is also things like aftercare such as trauma councling, physical therapy and thing like long term chronic pain which requires the victim to take daily medication. And then theres legal fees for example the aurora movie theatre killer’s legal proceedings reach almost six million dollars before the trial even got underway. After sentencing keeping individals charged with gun related crimes costs more than five billion dollars annually. This is the largest expense incurred by gun violence.
However, it is also crucial to take the conversation to the abuse of prescription drugs such as opioids. Forty-five people die each day from an overdose of prescription painkillers. The US is the largest consumer of opioid medication. The prescription of opioid medication has quadrupled from 1990 to 2016. These statistics are frightening thus sparking the attention of those in the healthcare industry, policymakers, and the public.
In 2012, 11 of the major drug companies in the United States each made a net profit of nearly 85 million dollars. Big pharmaceutical companies have gained too much power these past decades. These companies take it upon themselves to decide what drugs are going to be produced and what information is going to be presented or hidden from the American public. Publication bias and conflict of interests are two of the biggest problems in the pharmaceutical industry. Publication bias occurs when companies take the results from the clinical trials and hide the information that could potentially hurt their chances of getting the new drug passed.
Recently, the FDA approved the pain killer Zohydro made by Zogenix, Inc. This is a stronger version of hydrocodone, the widely abused prescription pain killer. A recovered addict admitted that he used to take thousands of milligrams a day of the pain killer Adderall that was prescribed to him for ADHD at 60 milligrams a day.