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

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data breach: A corporate social responsibility analysis

Cambridge Analytica, which is at the center of a huge Facebook data breach, has come under scrutiny for its role in interfering with our democratic processes on both sides of the Atlantic, meddling in Brexit Referendum and Donald Trump’s election. The shattering revelations that have emerged in the latest days about the corporate misconducts carried … Continue reading Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data breach: A corporate social responsibility analysis

A Case for The Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Global Financial Services

As Klaus Schwab noted in the Fourth Industrial Revolution paper: “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before”. The #AIFearFactor - the fears of … Continue reading A Case for The Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Global Financial Services

Corporate America and Mass Shootings: A Tale of Corporate Social Irresponsibility

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School carnage of February 2018 is yet another appalling tragedy that occurred in the United States due to the current regulations on the commercialization of assault weapons. Seventeen people – children and adults – were killed when the 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered the high school armed with an AR-15 rifle … Continue reading Corporate America and Mass Shootings: A Tale of Corporate Social Irresponsibility

Historical Pollution and the Future of the Environment: The Care of «Our Common House» Through Green Corporations

As Costantino Grasso noted in his article entitled "Final warning to the world," in 1992, scientists had already issued an ultimatum to humanity invoking the adoption of prompt and vigorous measures aimed at protecting the environment. There have been all too many cases of ecological disaster and environmental pollution that have acted as a "warning … Continue reading Historical Pollution and the Future of the Environment: The Care of «Our Common House» Through Green Corporations

Three thoughts on corporate corruption in the wake of the Samsung’s heir release from prison

On the 5th of February 2018, I was interviewed by Al Jazeera International during the 6 pm News. This "live" interview was held after that Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, who was jailed for corruption, was released from prison on appeal. The Samsung scandal was related to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over alleged corruption … Continue reading Three thoughts on corporate corruption in the wake of the Samsung’s heir release from prison

Thalidomide’s Return: A dark shadow still lurks within the pharmaceutical industry

Thalidomide is a synthetic drug developed in 1954 by German pharmaceutical company, Chemie Grünenthal, for use as a sedative in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. Because of its purported atoxic nature, the use of this “wonder drug” quickly became widespread all over Europe. It was initially used to treat conditions like colds, headaches, and … Continue reading Thalidomide’s Return: A dark shadow still lurks within the pharmaceutical industry