Korea pharmaceuticals / Dishonesty factors / Thailand monks investigation
US watchdogs take note of corruption in Korean pharmaceuticals.
The criminal and civil charges brought against Novartis Korea -- recently penalized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare with a 55.1 billion won ($48 million) fine for providing kickbacks to doctors for prescribing its medication -- have directed U.S. federal agencies’ attention to the Korean pharmaceutical industry.
Marian Chu/Korea Biomedical Review: http://www.koreabiomed.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=711
Factors affecting the decision to act dishonestly (opinion). "With funding from the Thailand Research Fund, the Thailand Development Research Institute conducted a study on factors affecting the decision to be dishonest, with a focus on transparency and monitoring -- the two factors associated with corruption prevention measures."
Boonwara Sumano, Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute/Bangkok Post: http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1268179/factors-affecting-the-decision-to-act-dishonestly
Thai Junta Seeks to Force Temples to Open Their Finances. Thailand's military government will propose a law to force its tens of thousands of Buddhist temples -- which get billions of dollars in annual donations and have been hit by scandals ranging from murder to sex to drugs to improper financial dealings -- to declare their finances, the head of the National Office of Buddhism told Reuters.