Case Study Amgen Inc. is a pharmaceutical company based out of California. Amgen developed a drug called Aranesp to treat amnesia associated with chronic renal failure. In 2009, fifteen states filed lawsuits against them for allegations of participating in Medicaid kickback schemes. The law suits alleged that Amgen Inc. continued to market and sell Aranesp despite several complaints concerning a link between increase risk of death and heart attacks in kidney patients after using the drug. Also, Amgen encouraged doctors to switch Medicare and Medicaid patients to Aranesp, then bill Medicare and Medicaid for Aranesp.
However, they also admit “mismanagement at multiple levels” and inflating the importance of some information gained through torture. Whether you agree with George W. Bush that torture is an effective way to protect your country or with Senator McCain who feels that torture does more harm than good, the facts of the report show that the CIA knowingly and I think purposely misled the public and the
The adventure began in 1970 when a British journalist teamed up with Acar to determine if one of the best museums in the world had in fact, knowingly purchased looted antiquities. The alleged theft took place in a region in southwestern Turkey called Usak. The looters took “363 objects, including gold and silver vessels and jewelry, a pair of marble sphinxes, and some pieces of wall painting”. Once the Turkish authorities had determined the objects as illicit, they filled a lawsuit in Manhattan. After being humiliated by nationwide and worldwide newspapers, in September 1993, the Metropolitan Museum of Art issued an apology and sent back the Lydian treasures to Turkey.
America needed an excuse to invade their country to obtain these resources. There excuses ranged from overthrowing the communist regime to them holding nuclear secrets and arms. To the general public these seemed like good enough reasons to intervene; but all the excuses they used were not legitimate. For example, it was the United States fault there was a dictator is Iraq to begin with in the 70’s, “US intelligence helped Saddam's Ba`ath Party seize power for the first time in 1963. Evidence suggests that Saddam was on the CIA payroll as early as 1959, when he participated in a failed assassination attempt against Iraqi strongman Abd al-Karim Qassem.
It later transfers large pieces of reinsurance from Coral Reinsurance to Union Excess, another company modeled on Coral Re. AIG also uses loopholes in loss-portfolio transactions to commit fraud and it pays fines after the fraud is discovered by the SEC. General Re executives plead guilty to conspiring to violate securities laws. Greenberg is under
My cousin has shamed many of us by stealing, lying, prostituting, and many other acts I care not to share. So, this topic has influenced me to research and find information that can help individuals such as my cousin. A research study called the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP) is to fund substance abuse policy research that can help reduce the harm caused by the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs in the United States. The morbidity and mortality from tobacco use, alcohol abuse, and other drugs are staggering, as are the direct and indirect costs to society. These costs include violence, crime, overburdened service systems, reduced productivity, and higher health care
All in all, the question is - does punishment deter crime? Despite extensive punishment, U.S. society has a high rate of criminal recidivism – “later offenses committed by previously convicted persons of crime.” It is the return to a life of crime after a conviction and sentence. Overall, one of the greatest challenges facing the criminal justice system is the need to balance the rights of accused criminals against society’s interest in imposing punishments on those convicted of
There were even speculations that prisoners were used as test subjects in experiments as part of Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons program. Several investigations arose once the scandal was released through photographs. Not only did this scandal ruin the credibility of the United States, but also the public image and its allies in the prosecution of uninterrupted military operations in the Iraq War. United States Army General, Antonio Taguba led one of the secret investigations of Abu Gharib Prison. Taguba’s report included many examples of inmate abuse, such as urinating on detainees, jumping on there feet, pouring phosphoric acid on them, dragging them across the floor tied in ropes, and sodomization.
The text mentions the key issue of bribery and determines if the act is illicit or contrary to accepted them. It also pen points the improperness to constitute bribery payments. http://m.voices.yahoo.com/bribery-international-business-214218.html This is the annotation of the above source. The website pen points the understanding that bribes are unethical, but finds its way into the dealings of international business. It also mentions, in 1977, the United States passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in an attempt to fight bribe payments by U.S. companies and has since been extended to foreign companies in commission within the U.S. borders.
Colonies can be used to benefit the country. An example would be building a marketplace in a colony to accelerate the buying/selling of demands. It could also be used to build military power to defend the economic interest in a colony. After all colonies were taken, many countries started fighting and war broke out. They also thought that having a large empire would help to make them richer and more militarily powerful .People were greedy to get their hands on the colony for the sake of the money they can get.