Dana Brown

Dana Brown is the deputy director of The Next System Project at the Democracy Collaborative. She can be reached at dbrown (at) democracycollaborative (dot) org.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., attend a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center with House and Senate Democrats on a report which they say shows that prescription drug prices have risen under President Trump on May 10, 2018. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Views
Friday, September 20, 2019
Pelosi Plan Not Good Enough: Lower Drug Prices Now Through a Pharmaceutical Public Option
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 19 released the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” (H.R. 3), which would institute a series of measures designed to address runaway prescription drug costs. For people forced to struggle financially and medically as a result of the predatory behavior of Big Pharma,...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
At Last, a Good First Step Toward Public Pharmaceuticals
Public production of essential medicines is an idea whose time has come. Broad-based support for taking this step has been growing, and on Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Jan Schakowsky introduced a bill that would create the public Office of Drug Manufacturing ( ODM ) to do just that. The...
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"The average cost of cancer drugs today is four times the median household income."(Photo: TheNextSystem) Views
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
A Nobel Prize-Winning Cancer Therapy Will Be Unaffordable for Most Americans. Public Pharmaceuticals Can Help Change That.
Last week, researchers James Allison and Tasuku Honjo were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in medicine for their work on cancer immunotherapies, heralded by the Nobel committee as "seminal discoveries" that "constitute a landmark in our fight against cancer." Immunotherapies like those developed on...
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
55 Years Is Enough: Lift the Cuba Embargo
Dressed in a blazer, sweater, and gloves to protect him from the cold of a DC winter, petite 79-year old Reverend Raul Suarez loves to tell his story.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Colombian Prosecutor Charging Human Rights Defender is Implicated in Forced Disappearance
After years of enduring threats from paramilitary organizations, David Ravelo, a Colombian human rights defender, economist and founding member of the Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights (CREDHOS), has been imprisoned for the last two years based on the testimony of demobilized paramilitaries. The circumstances surrounding the case against him are filled with irregularities, including accusations of witness tampering and serious questions about witness credibility.
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