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Health Care Organization Perspective

William Goldman, MD

Published: November 1, 2003

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United Behavioral Health provides various typesof counseling, disability support, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric treatment, and other services toabout 22 million people employed by our clients. I represent the private, for-profit sector. Profit is the elephant inthe living room when people discuss issues such as costescalation and cost control. However, despite the pharmaceutical industry’s goal of making a profit, in the end theirrelentless pursuit of new therapeutic agents results in anoverall social good. ‘ ‹

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