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

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

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

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

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

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

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