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Corruption in Drug Patents: Take Away the Money

When patents can be worth enormous sums of money, companies will find ways to abuse the system.

Dean Baker ·


Successfully Fighting Inflation Starts at the Top

The Fed's high interest rate approach to stemming inflation is about reducing the bargaining power of workers, and especially workers at the lower end of the wage ladder.

Dean Baker ·


Report Says 'Cruel and Regressive' US Insulin Prices Violate Human Rights

"People who need insulin shouldn't have to break the bank just to survive, but in the U.S. they often do," said a researcher with Human Rights Watch.

Jake Johnson ·


The Leaked WTO Covid Patent Waiver Text Is Very Bad

South Africa owes it to the nations that supported its initial waiver proposal to reject the text and continue negotiations.

Fatima Hassan ·


The Global Fight for a People’s Vaccine Is at a Crucial Turning Point

We need a People’s Lobby to counter the power of Big Pharma.

Nikolas Barry-Shaw ·


Civil Society Groups Reject 'Legally Unsound' and 'Problematic' TRIPS Waiver Proposal

"If adopted as is, this text, while continuing to privilege Big Pharma monopolies and profits, would continue to deny access to lifesaving Covid-19 vaccines and treatments to millions around the world."

Jenna McGuire ·


Global Leaders Urge Nations to Eschew 'Weakened' TRIPS Waiver Proposal

"The E.U.-U.S. plan puts their interests ahead of humanity's," say current and former progressive government officials from five countries.

Brett Wilkins ·


'Tragic': Outrage as Rich Countries Get New Covid Vaccine Before Poorest

"There are still a lot of unvaccinated people in poor countries and, once again, they are at the back of the line," said one expert.

Jake Johnson ·


March-in Opponents Are Wrong: The US Government Can Protect the Public From Unreasonably High Drug Prices

Making prescription drugs available to the public on reasonable terms, as federal statute mandates, surely must mean making them available at a reasonable price.

Peter S. Arno ·


Top Economists and Oxfam Leader Demand Truly Just Covid IP Waiver

"Like civil society groups around the world, we believe a bad deal is worse than no deal," they wrote to the South African president.

Jessica Corbett ·

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