Category Archives: Corporate Responsibility

Compliance and Legal Not Always Eye-to-Eye

As the role and stature of the compliance officer grows, legacy senior management structures and hierarchies can accidentally pit lawyers against one another. What is strictly legal in the context of sales and marketing practices, working with government officials in global markets, and running and reporting on clinical programs, may not always be the last […]
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Pharma's Reputation: A Boost in the US, but China Strikes a Sour Note

The pharmaceutical industry’s global reputation is on the mend, even if some countries – notably China – are more hostile, according to the latest Ipsos Reputation Snapshot for the Pharmaceutical Sector, from the Ipsos Global Reputation Centre. Since the last Ipsos survey in 2008, pharma’s reputation has improved significantly in the US, more so than […]
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Video: Should Pharmacies Be Held to the Same FDA Standards?

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Measuring Responsibility in Big Pharma

Measuring Responsibility in Big Pharma If you can’t measure it, the saying goes, it doesn’t count.  But what if you’re measuring the wrong things? The Access to Medicines Index ( is an attempt to measure and compare the corporate social responsibility of both innovator (20) and generics (7) companies based on a number of different […]
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Good Policy: The Victim of 'Good Works'?

By Susan Crowley Public policy activities should be a distinct, mission critical function for Big Pharma — our business  depends increasingly on government as a key customer. However, as companies confront the necessity to plump up the bottom line as patents expire, staffing of non-line functions has taken a big hit, with policy advocacy work […]
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