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China Supply Chain Progress Still Hampered by Corruption, Pollution, Working Conditions

Supply chains risks in China still include extremely high levels of corruption, environmental pollution issues and slow working conditions reforms, according to new analysis from Sedex.
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How Pro-Active is Your Anti-Bribery Strategy?

How Pro-active is Your Anti-Bribery Strategy? Most multinationals are already familiar with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). US regulators have been aggressively prosecuting companies and individuals for bribery with increasing zeal for the past decade, with healthcare companies being specially targeted. Recently, leading manufacturers of orthopedic implants: Zimmer, Depuy, Smith & Nephew, Biomet and […]
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Behind the China Bribery Scandals

The last few weeks have seen the media swamped with stories about the rampant bribery clawing the pharmaceutical industry in China. Big names were engulfed in the scandal, including GSK, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and UCB amongst others. Last month, four GSK executives were put under investigation for allegedly paying up to […]
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A Closer Look at ProPublica

An investigative journalism organization recently took an in-depth look at pharma with its ”Dollars for Docs” report. In return, PharmExec takes a close look back at ProPublica. Last month, PharmExec’s senior editor Walter Armstrong blogged about news organization ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” report, in which ProPublica—along with other news sources including National Public Radio, the […]
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