Compliance Communications Blog

 

No to Physician Gifts

1/31/19:  When and what to give as gifts to physicians has been a thorny issue for pharmaceutical companies for years. As FDA and DOJ intensified their scrutiny of corporate marketing practices, companies crafted Codes of Conduct that limited gifts, meals and entertainment to medical professionals.

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Intellectual Property and National Security

1/31/19:  Intellectual property theft, national security and the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei have been in the news lately – individually or collectively. On January 28 Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker tied them all together when he announced national security related charges against Huawei.  

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Global Anti-Corruption: Looking Forward

1/31/19:  Arnold & Porter provides a pragmatic look at enforcement and compliance activities in 2018 – and how they may set trends for 2019.  

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What is an Inherent Anti-Conflict of Interest?

1/31/19:  In a recent post, Kaplan references a column in Wired UK by Dan Ariely, a respected behavior ethicist, who describes an approach he developed to tackle inherent conflicts of interest. In the column, Ariely compares the inherent conflicts of interest in a traditional insurance company with “anti-conflict of interest” in an alternative model. 

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Discrimination or Misuse of Confidential Information?

1/14/19: It’s an odd reach to link gender discrimination with the misuse of confidential company information but that’s what is alleged in a lawsuit brought by a former acting general counsel and chief compliance officer against her former employer.  That former employer is Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings America Inc.

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