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Both make a commitment to being open about how shareholders affect decisions, but they do not identify when shareholders may participate in company decisions. Furthermore, there is no assurance that Pfizer will change policy as a result of stakeholder wishes or even provide explanations. The two policies are overseen by a number of senior executives.
The Global Policy on Interaction with Healthcare Professionals is overseen by multiple senior executives. It covers global marketing, research and development; and global business conduct. Each policy is disseminated through multiple mediums and translated into at least 20 languages. Pfizer does not provide training for staff on stakeholder engagement issues.
Also, Pfizer has not institutionalized external stakeholder engagement in corporate decision-making. The company created a Worldwide Public Affairs and Policy department dedicated to philanthropy and shareholder advocacy, which solicits feedback from stakeholders. However, shareholders do not participate directly in any committee or group. The New York Times reported that Pfizer had "been under pressure for several years from the makers of generic copies of Diflucan," and that some critics said the free drugs would "boost the image of the company" as it aimed to keep its market share.
Previously, Pfizer had conducted a successful pilot program in South Africa.
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The patent on Diflucan expired in See also Americans for Medical Progress. In Februarythe drugmaker pulled its Lipitor ads, over charges they were misleading. The old ads featured artificial heart inventor Robert Jarvik, who appeared to be giving medical advice though he isn't a practicing physician.
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The new ads feature "John E. John really resonated with them. In December ofa report linked high doses of Celebrex a member of the class of drugs referred to as Cox-2 inhibitors to increased risk of heart attacks.
As concerns about the safety of the drugs surfaced, the value of Pfizer shares plunged.
Pfizer denied any wrongdoing. Warner-Lambert, which merged with Pfizer inused activities not usually associated with sales promotion. This included continuing medical education and research, sponsored articles about the drug for medical literature and alleged suppression of unfavorable study results, to promote gabapentin.
Within 5 years, the drug was being widely used for the off-label treatment of pain and psychiatric conditions. Clark called the recent discovery of the manufacture of counterfeits in the U. Authorities found some of the fake Xanax contaminated with fentanyl, which caused a number of deaths in Florida.
To that end, the industry and government agencies are turning to unique identifiers or bar codes. The law sets as the goal for the full implementation of this system in the U. But even today, a patient in this country who goes to a brick-and-mortar pharmacy has a very slim chance of getting a counterfeit medicine. He recalls the last breach of a counterfeit Pfizer medicine in the U.
Pfizer’s Response To Counterfeit Drugs
Implementation of a global track-and-trace system is happening, though slowly. The legislation required on an international scale to implement a global track-and-trace system is an enormous undertaking, so it is only slowly coming together. Each of the players has to invest in the same equipment so bar codes can be read, receipt of medicines can be verified, and forwarding can be documented.
Getting global agreement on how to use unique identifiers has been difficult, Clark says. Where even to place the identifier — on the package or on the pallet — is being debated. Its survey revealed that about 97 percent did not meet pharmacy standards. In fact, Pfizer is an industry leader in this area. The company partnered with Microsoft in to develop a computer algorithm that links what appear to be separate and distinct online pharmacies and identify the affiliate network behind them.
In any one country, people see only part of the problem. He points out that there is much more cooperation among law enforcement agencies around the world.