According to Mr John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, the answer is: Pharmaceuticals and investment banking. He believes corporations in those sectors “primarily exist to maximize the compensation of their executives and, secondarily, shareholder value rather than value creation for customers, employees, and other major stakeholders.”
UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich share his views and suggestions on how to make pharma companies into law abiding citizens
- Holding pharma executives personally liable for continuing patterns of criminal conduct that the company commits under their watch.
- Disgorging all profits that were booked on the brands involved during the period the transgressions occurred.
- Losing patent protection for at least two years on any product that benefitted from off-label marketing or similar violations.
- Vigorously applying the criminal law to reduce the illegal approach.