All Articles on Big Pharma

Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, answers questions during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on February 24, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images) News
GOP Senators Opposed to Becerra for HHS Have Taken Nearly $10 Million From Big Pharma: Analysis
"While Xavier Becerra has spent his career taking on the pharmaceutical industry for their corrupt price gouging, Senate Republicans have spent their political careers lining their pockets with millions of dollars from Big Pharma."
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'Outrageous,' Says Sanders After Corporate Lobby Calls Sharing Vaccine Recipe With World's Poor 'Misguided'
"I urge the Biden administration to support the proposal to waive vaccine-related IP rights at the WTO to rapidly expand supplies of vaccines."
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President Joe Biden speaks at Pfizer's largest manufacturing facility on February 19, 2021, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) News
Experts Say J&J-Merck Deal—Though Welcome Step—Does Not Get to 'Heart of the Matter' on Vaccine Apartheid
"Our elected leaders are choosing to allow a few Big Pharma companies to maintain their monopoly control over these drugs in order to maximize their profits."
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People are seen lying on hospital beds inside a temporary ward dedicated to the treatment of Covid-19 patients at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa on January 11, 2021. (Photo: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Blood on Our Hands': 400+ Groups Call on Biden to Support Making Vaccine Recipes Available to the World
"This should be a no-brainer. President Biden must grant the [WTO] waiver so that millions around the world can develop the vaccine and save lives."
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G7 head of states are seen on-screen during a virtual summit on February 19, 2021. (Photo: Olivier Hoslet/AFP via Getty Images) News
Analysis Shows US Could Help Vaccinate the World for $25 Billion, But Biden Pledged Just $2 Billion at G7 Meeting
"The world's going to have to get vaccinated either way," said Peter Maybarduk of Public Citizen. "T he longer we delay, the more the pandemic is going to cost everyone."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at the Hotel Vermont on March 11, 2020 in Burlington. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) News
'Congress Must End This National Embarrassment,' Says Sanders After CBO Reveals High Drug Prices for Medicare Part D
"There is no rational reason why Medicare pays nearly three times more than Medicaid and about twice as much as the VA for the same exact medicine."
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A resident watches an artist put the finishing touches on a mural depicting frontline workers carrying a Covid-19 vaccine in Kolkata on January 2, 2021. (Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Wildly Uneven and Unfair': As Richest Gobble Up Vaccine Supply, 130 Poorest Nations Have Yet to Receive Single Dose
"Unless production is significantly increased, many people in developing countries won't get vaccines until 2024. The pandemic cannot be stopped anywhere unless people are vaccinated everywhere."
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"While tens of millions of Americans are experiencing extreme economic hardship and dealing with intermittent and often inadequate governmental support for unemployment, food, housing, and small business continuity," said Robert Weissman of Public Citizen on February 12, 2021, "Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Cardinal Health, and Amerisource-Bergen are laughing all the way to bank." (Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Beyond Outrageous': Big Pharma Using Loophole to Get Taxpayers to Fund Billions in Fines for Fueling Opioid Crisis
"The tax code is so rigged for the rich that even when they kill people they get a tax break."
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British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca reported Thursday that its profits doubled from 2019 to 2020. (Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images) News
'An Outrage': AstraZeneca Told to Justify Unequal Vaccine Pricing Amid Soaring Profits
"Why is the global south paying more than rich countries for your #Covid19 vaccine?" Global Justice Now asks the pharmaceutical giant, which has pledged not to profit from the vaccine during the pandemic.
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A new report from Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) takes pharmaceutical companies to task for their merger and acquisition activities. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc.) News
New Report From Rep. Katie Porter Reveals How Big Pharma Pursues 'Killer Profits' at the Expense of Americans' Health
"It's time we reevaluate the standards for approving these mergers. It's time we pass legislation to lower drug prices. And it's time we rethink the structure of leadership at big pharmaceutical companies."
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