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'The World Paid the Price': Biden's Outgoing Covid Czar Rebuked Over Failures

"The Zients-led Covid response refused to challenge Big Pharma's monopoly control, in the U.S. and globally, over technologies that relied crucially on public support."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Appalling': Deal on IP Waiver Reportedly Limited to Covid Vaccines

Justice campaigners are urging World Trade Organization members to reach an agreement that also boosts access to tests and treatments.

Jessica Corbett ·


Two Years Into Pandemic, Human Rights Watch Warns of Lessons Not Learned

"As we enter the third year," an expert at the group says, "the inequities that have characterized the past two years are only being further entrenched."

Jessica Corbett ·


Reckless Complacency by Wealthy Nations Means the Covid-19 Pandemic Is Far From Over

Like many of the world's crises, we would be in a better place in this pandemic had we listened to the countries most affected by vaccine inequity.

Winnie Byanyima ·


Nobel Laureates, World Leaders Mark Two Years of Covid With Simple Call: End the Patents

"Rich country leaders are protecting pharmaceutical monopolies on Covid-19 vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics over the health and lives of billions of people," said the former U.N. chief.

Jake Johnson ·


US Corporations Boost Profits With Crushing Price Hikes Blamed on Inflation

"These companies would have consumers believe they marked up prices just to keep up with outside costs, but the tens of billions in extra profits and generous giveaways to investors last year show otherwise."

Brett Wilkins ·


Two Years Into Pandemic, Die-Ins Will Demand End to Big Pharma's Grip on Vaccine Patents

Organizers are calling for waiving intellectual property rules, sharing vaccine recipes, and funding regional hubs to make more doses.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Appalling': Moderna Rebuked Over Latest Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Strategy

'Billionaire CEO shouldn't get to choose who lives and who dies,' said one advocacy group after Moderna's patent announcement.

Andrea Germanos ·


Warren Demands Big Pharma End 'Corporate Price Gouging'

Recent price hikes, says a letter led by the senator, "appear to be an example of pharmaceutical companies taking advantage of their abusive market power to expand already large profits."

Jessica Corbett ·


'A Game-Changer': Defying Big Pharma, WHO Expands Vaccine Tech Sharing

"The pharmaceutical system is being remade from the ground up by lower- and middle-income countries," said one public health campaigner.

Jake Johnson ·

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