The Journal of Business Ethics has published an article by Jim Huebner, a graduate student in the Philosophy Department's Ethics and Public Policy program.

His article "Moral Psychology and the Intuition that Pharmaceutical Companies Have a 'Special' Obligation to Society" explores the common assertion that "companies in the pharmaceutical industry have a special duty to provide essential lifesaving drugs to developing nations, either free-of-charge or at some reduced rate."

Huebner, who has experience in the pharmaceutical industry, combines theory and practice in his analysis.

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