Mylan’s EpiPen Pricing Scandal

Mylan's EpiPen Price Gouging


By: Andreas Kanaris Miyashiro

Each year about 3.6 million Americans are prescribed EpiPen, the epinephrine auto-injector. The EpiPen is a life-saving treatment for anaphylactic reactions, which are caused by allergens such as nuts, seafood, and insect bites. A sharp increase in EpiPen’s price between 2009 and 2016 caused outrage, and prompted debate over whether Mylan N.V, the owner of EpiPen, acted unethically. Beyond the behaviour of Mylan, EpiPen’s price increases raise questions about the conditions of the US pharmaceutical market, and whether existing regulations and laws are sufficient to protect


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Boston Transparency Symposium

Boston Transparency Symposium

Boston Transparency Symposium

Mercer will host a Transparency Task Force (TTF) symposium entitled “Time for Transparency.”

The Symposium will be held on: Thursday 28th September 2017.

The venue will be: Mercer Boston, 99 High Street, Financial District Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 

Dr. Kara Tan Bhala, President of Seven Pillars Institute, is a member of TTF and is pleased to be involved in the work of the task force.



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Bitcoin: To Regulate or not to Regulate?

Bitcoin: To RegulateBy: Georgette Fernandez Laris

Einstein said technology has a tendency to exceed our humanity. In the midst of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology revolution, regulation becomes increasingly important. Effective ethical regulatory frameworks help us recognize our moral blind-spots as we confront cryptocurrencies and their underlying technological protocols.

  1. Introduction & contextualization: what is Bitcoin?

The not so distant 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) rekindled questions about the nature of money. Crises provide threshold moments when we doubt institutions we have long taken for granted and


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International Investment Management: Theory, Ethics and Practice

International Investment Management book cover imageRead the new and original book lead authored by Seven Pillars Institute’s President, Dr. Kara Tan Bhala. The book uniquely synthesizes three theories of finance and gives a lucid explanation of ethics and its real world application in investment management.

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Moral Cents

Financial EthicsMoral Cents is The Journal of Ethics in Finance, produced on a regular basis by the Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics. See the latest issues and read them in full.

Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (SPI) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London have a collaborative affiliation in their work on ethics, law, and regulation in finance. The goal of the collaboration is to foster a dialogue on important ethical policy issues affecting the financial services industry.

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