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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Novartis employee pleads guilty in Poland bribe case

An executive at Swiss pharma Novartis pleaded guilty in a bribery prosecution in Poland, the company has confirmed.

Poland’s anti-corruption bureau charged two women with bribery. Prosecutors said they gave a health fund official a tourist trip worth more than $1,000 in exchange for backing the sale of a particular drug, Reuters said.… Continue Reading

SFO launches criminal probe of GSK

GlaxoSmith Kline PLC is under investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office for possible criminal violations, the pharma said Tuesday.

In a two-sentence statement, UK-based GSK said it had been informed by the SFO of a formal criminal investigation into GSK’s commercial practices.… Continue Reading

GSK confirms Jordan, Lebanon bribe probes

GlaxoSmithKline said it is investigating allegations of bribery in Jordan and Lebanon first reported by the media.

The UK-based pharma giant said in a statement Wednesday the probes are ongoing.

GSK said it has a “zero tolerance” for illegal behavior.… Continue Reading

Blackwater And Bribery

Will the latest federal indictment involving private security firm Blackwater lead to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges? It’s possible, based on allegations against the five defendants.

On Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted Gary Jackson, Blackwater’s former president; William Matthews, the former executive vice president; Andrew Howell, the former general counsel; Ana Bundy, a former vice president; and Ronald Slezak, a former weapons manager.… Continue Reading