Christopher Morten

Christopher Morten is a fellow and supervising attorney at NYU School of Law.

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"Big pharma's secretive, profit-driven model of science is making the invention and dissemination of COVID treatments and vaccines more difficult than it needs to be," writes Morten. The industry, he warns, "generally prefers to keep its scientific advances on COVID-19 as secret as possible, even though this secrecy needlessly slows down the process of developing effective treatments and vaccines. And our law currently lets them." (Photo: Skynesher/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, September 17, 2020
To Invent Our Way Beyond COVID-19, We Need Open Science
All of us desperately await the day when we can send our children to school, spend time with our grandparents and grandkids, and live without fear of COVID-19. An ad campaign from the pharmaceutical industry’s largest lobbying group promises us that “ science is how we get back to normal .” They’re...
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
Reclaim Public Medicine for Public Health
Far too many people have suffered and died because our medicines and medical products system was not prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with prompt and universal access to reliable tests, treatments, and vaccines. Governments, non-profits, and industry in the U.S. and around the world are...
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