Should executives be prosecuted for corporate crimes?

Recently, there has been more discussion of whether it will take prosecuting pharma and medical device executives to bring about positive changes in the way these corporations do business.  

Seems like fines, no matter how large, are just viewed as normal business costs by  these medical industries.

from the New York Times:

“…In recent years, the Justice Department has won hundreds of millions of dollars in fines from drug and device makers, including a string of cases in which the companies have pleaded guilty to violating federal laws.

But corporate executives rarely face criminal charges in such actions, even though they can be held liable under federal law for regulatory violations that occur on their watch — whether or not prosecutors can prove the executives participated in the wrongdoing or even knew about it…”

 much more via Who’s to Blame When Flawed Health Products Are Sold? – NYTimes.com.

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