What the nurses are up against when they go on strike should unite us all, writes Tarun Gidwani. Everywhere, the same corporations are hollowing out people’s ability to exercise their right to health.
Tag: Big Pharma
Buying Mexican Blood
In a lawsuit, global pharmaceutical companies acknowledged for the first time the extent to which Mexicans visiting the U.S. on short-term visas contribute to the world’s supply of blood plasma, Stefanie Dodt reports.
Getting Stiffed on Health Care — Again
Provisions passed by the House last year that subjected insulin products to Medicare price negotiation and capped Medicare insulin copays at $35 per month have been left out of the latest draft of the bill.
COVID-19: Billionaires, Patents & the ‘NIH-Moderna’ Vaccine
Sam Pizzigati says the federal government should make use of the Defense Production Act and be ready to face the pharmaceutical giant in court.
‘Psychedelic Renaissance’ Entirely About Corporate Greed
There’s a lot of money to be made selling cures for the psychological wounds inflicted by the very system which enables that sale, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
COVAX Isn’t Africa’s Silver Bullet
The facility’s colonial mindset is an ever-present reminder that “aid is dead,” writes Suhail Omar.
COVID-19: The Vaccine Must Be a Common Good for Humanity
Vijay Prashad calls out the Global North, Big Pharma and the capitalist logic of intellectual property rights.
COVID-19: Greed Drove Big Pharma Companies to Privatize Vaccines
The AstraZeneca jab was actually developed by scientists from a publicly-funded institution, writes Nick Dearden in a retort to comments by Boris Johnson.
How Big Pharma Pursues ‘Killer Profits’ at Americans’ Expense
“Instead of spending on innovation, Big Pharma is hoarding its money for salaries and dividends,” the report says, “all while swallowing smaller companies, thus making the marketplace far less competitive.”
COVID-19: Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access
Few people in poor countries will get vaccinated in 2021, making a mockery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals’ over-arching principle of “leaving no one behind,” the authors say.