Geniale: On the Verge of Losing a Multi-Million Peso Market

by: Reeva Ann L. Sumulong

Publication Date: December 4, 2015
Length: 7 pages
Product ID#: 1-002-200

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Everyone is enjoying the beautiful sunny weather on a Sunday in the Philippines, but Robert Mendez is stuck at the office. A small community in Northern Luzon has accused his company, Geniale of selling it a product that was contaminated with lead. As the company’s senior analyst and chief pharmacist Mendez is left scratching his head trying to find where a mistake was made in the company’s quality control of its popular herbal supplement, Sugardep.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Discuss the role of a company’s quality control department in monitoring product safety and efficacy.
  • Relate information in the case to learned concepts in quality control and pharmacy jurisprudence and ethics.
  • Devise valid arguments to arrive to an acceptable and sound decision in a legal case.
  • Formulate a sample plan that may be used to defend your arguments in court.