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Analyze. The expectation is that you will listen to the entire episode, summarize what you’ve heard (pretend I’ve never heard it before), and complete the instructions written below the title and short synopsis.
Your paper needs to be two pages (double-spaced, 12 point font, 1 inch margins). It is often helpful to begin with a short (1 paragraph) personal response to what you’ve heard.
Episode 262 (2004): Miracle Cures
In Act Two, we hear from Julia Whitty who broke the law to try to save her father’s life. One year’s supply of her father’s medication would cost $47,000 in the United States versus $1,200 from another country. In addition, the medication was not covered by her father’s medical insurance. Intent on doing everything she can to help her father, Whitty illegally sneaks the medication into the U.S. Whitty reports that it is estimated that between 1-2 million Americans are getting prescription drugs from Canada.
**Why do you believe the U.S. policy (enforced by the Food and Drug Administration and the recent Medicare legislation) forbids the import of foreign drugs? Identify the functions and dysfunctions of this policy.**