Tag Archives: corporate social responsibility

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 (www.accesstomedicineindex.org) 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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Pharma and Haiti: Can Altruism Backfire?

Guest blog by Pharm Exec Europe‘s Jacky Law. Pharma companies are responding swiftly to the recent earthquake in Haiti with millions of dollars in cash and drugs. GlaxoSmithKline boasted, for example, that its initial $1.2 million offering of medicines — mainly oral and topical antibiotics — was on the first airlift to the Caribbean island […]
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