So we asked you what pharma ought to do. After all, this is an industry that repeatedly cites regulation, litigation and intellectual property as key reasons for not doing a better job of explaining itself in the face of bad press over safety and prices. Mistakes happen, but paying a well-known TV personality to throw a fit and threaten to blow up someone with a legitimate question isn't likely to generate dialogue or foster understanding. The response was clear - Williams should go. Take-away lesson for pharma: next time, don't just hire an even-tempered personality, but give that person sufficient info to offer meaningful answers to questions.
Should pharma fire Montel Williams?
Yes - 135 votes, or 71 percent; No - 54 votes, or 29 percent.
Total voters: 189