The alarming rise in the costs of drugs and the irresponsible behavior of pharmaceutical companies

Among all existing industries, the pharmaceutical sector is differentiated by the unique feature that it aims to fight diseases and conditions, thus directly contributing to the improvement of lives across the globe. With a focus on a basic human need such as health, pharmaceuticals have proven to be a highly profitable, prosperous, and ever-growing industry. … Continue reading The alarming rise in the costs of drugs and the irresponsible behavior of pharmaceutical companies

Guest Post: The media, corporate responsibility and TV reality shows

Dr Steve Foster, Principal Lecturer in Law at Coventry University Law School, contributes to today’s guest post: Although corporate social responsibility is usually linked with large profit-making commercial entities, it should not be forgotten that the private media are subject to various legal and ethical duties whilst carrying out their business operations. In the United … Continue reading Guest Post: The media, corporate responsibility and TV reality shows

Silencing Human Rights and Environmental Defenders: The overuse of Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPP) by Corporations

Over the last few years, more and more corporations have used litigation as a tool to attack the credibility of human rights and environmental defenders. This phenomenon is part of what has been labelled, Strategic Litigation against Public Participation; more commonly referred to as SLAPP.  SLAPP is increasingly used by corporations against individuals, or civil … Continue reading Silencing Human Rights and Environmental Defenders: The overuse of Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPP) by Corporations

Guest Lecture: Mary Inman on Whistleblower Protection Law and Reward Programs (video)

It was a great privilege to have Mary Inman, who is a partner in Constantine Cannon's London Office specialized in representing whistleblowers worldwide, as a guest lecturer within my Corporate Governance and Globalization module at the University of East London. As I have recently mentioned in the article that focused on the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, … Continue reading Guest Lecture: Mary Inman on Whistleblower Protection Law and Reward Programs (video)

Guest Post: Why Compliance Programs Fail – And How to Fix Them

Hui Chen, Ethics and Compliance Advocate and former Compliance Counsel Expert for the U.S. Department of Justice, contributes today’s guest post with the assistance of Alaina Bird at Irell & Manella: Many corporate executives are rightly frustrated about paying immense and growing costs for compliance programs without seeing clear benefits. At many companies, strengthening compliance … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Compliance Programs Fail – And How to Fix Them

Debate on corporate corruption in the light of the 24-year sentence imposed to Park Guen-Hye in South Korea

Yesterday, I participated in an interview-debate on TRT World television, which is Turkey’s first international English-language news network with a global audience of over 260 million households. The debate was part of The Newsmakers, which is TRT World's flagship current affairs programme, and focused on the fight against corruption in the light of the 24-year sentence imposed … Continue reading Debate on corporate corruption in the light of the 24-year sentence imposed to Park Guen-Hye in South Korea

Understaffing and its threats to patient safety: irresponsible behavior in pharmacy chains

Boots Pharmacy, part of the largest pharmacy chain in Europe and the United States, has once again found itself in the spotlight for yet another dispensing error. On the 14th of December, the incorrect medication was dispensed to a customer at a Basingstoke, Hampshire branch (United Kingdom). The pharmacist on duty filled the patient’s prescription for … Continue reading Understaffing and its threats to patient safety: irresponsible behavior in pharmacy chains