Fran Quigley

Fran Quigley is the editor of Faith in Healthcare and director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

 

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Monday, July 01, 2019
'If Grandma Is on the Table, No One Will Blink at the Price': A Former Drug Company Manager Explains Industry Price-Setting
Frances Leath no longer works in management for pharmaceutical industry giant Eli Lilly and Company, but she keeps tabs on the company where she spent the first 15 years of her career. She still lives in Indianapolis, home of the company headquarters. She has watched as Lilly’s dramatic increases...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
American Healthcare Horror Stories: An Incomplete Inventory
The statistics demonstrating the scope of our nation’s healthcare crisis are appalling enough. Two of three Americans report skipping needed care each year due to cost, including not filling prescriptions or putting off doctor visits. Millions are forced to borrow money to pay medical bills ,...
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The industry that tops the lists for US campaign contributions and lobbying dollars is aggressively countering the criticism with a classic tactic: a shell game designed to distract our attention elsewhere.(Photo: TaxRebate.org.uk/Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Beating the Big Pharma Shell Game
A trillion-dollar industry is in trouble. And it is fighting back. A Harvard-Politico poll taken after the 2018 elections showed that both Republican and Democrat voters cite prescription drug pricing as the top priority for this new Congress. A new Kaiser Family Foundation survey reveals that...
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Hammer of Justice: Heartland Peace Activist Facing Felonies for Breaking Northrup Grumman Windows
Jessica Reznicek, 34, an Iowa peace activist, was arraigned yesterday and charged with two felonies for breaking three windows with a sledgehammer at the Northrup Grumman facility outside the Omaha Nebraska Strategic Air Command at Offut Air Force base. After her court appearance she was returned...
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Friday, February 05, 2016
Corporations Killed Medicine. Here’s How to Take It Back.
Along the path toward the creation of a global capitalist system, some of the most significant steps were taken by the English enclosure movement. Between the 15 th to 19 th centuries, the rich and the powerful fenced off commonly held land and transformed it into private property. Land switched...
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Is the TPP the Bull Connor Moment for Access to Medicines?
Earlier this month, the representatives of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) parties announced they had concluded five years of negotiations by agreeing to final terms . Simply put, the TPP is designed to block the sick and the poor from accessing affordable generic and biosimilar...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Haitian Cholera Victims Undaunted by Court Ruling of UN Immunity
Earlier this month, on the eve of the 5th anniversary of Haiti’s tragic earthquake, a U.S. District Court judge ruled against Haitians’ class action suit asking the United Nations to take responsibility for the deadly cholera epidemic it triggered in October of 2010. Viewed from both narrow and...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
From Cradle to Grave, the US Protected Jean-Claude Duvalier
In February of 2013, I stood in a sweaty, overcrowded Port-au-Prince courtroom and watched as Jean-Claude Duvalier answered questions about hundreds of his political opponents being arrested, imprisoned, and killed during his tenure as Haiti’s “President for Life.” Many of Duvalier’s rivals were...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Things Are Difficult: A Post-Earthquake Disaster in Haiti
At first, Yvonne Jolivan does not have an answer to my question.
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