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After WTO Failure, Nations Urged to 'Outright Defy' Pharma Patent Rules to Fight Covid

"Governments must take immediate actions to bypass the WTO's prioritization of pharmaceutical monopolies over human lives," says a global coalition of nearly 300 civil society groups.

Jake Johnson ·


WTO Deal on Vaccine Patents Decried as a 'Sham' Dictated by Rich Nations, Big Pharma

One campaigner slammed the agreement as "a technocratic fudge aimed at saving reputations, not lives."

Jake Johnson ·


Mexican Official Says Flawed WTO Proposal on Vaccine Patents 'Worse Than None at All'

The text proposed by rich nations, argues Hugo López-Gatell, "is nothing more than a PR stunt intended to kill off the possibility of a genuine intellectual property waiver."

Jessica Corbett ·


5 Reasons We Need a National Organization to Energize the Fight for Single Payer

Health care is a national crisis that requires a national solution.

Judy Albert ·


As WTO Ministerial Opens, Civil Society Slams Rich Nations for Acting as Big Pharma 'Henchmen'

"We are deeply concerned that rich nations are negotiating to protect the interests of pharmaceutical corporations... whatever the cost to public health," said one campaigner.

Jake Johnson ·


WTO Negotiations Prioritize Institution's Reputation Over COVID Medicines Access

It's embarrassing that the WTO as an institution is so broken that it cannot deliver an emergency waiver of its own rules in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic that shuttered the entire global economy.

Tian Johnson ·


'Unbelievable': Half of New Drugs Launched in 2020-2021 Cost $150,000 or More Per Year

"Big Pharma's yearly price hikes have pushed already sky-high drug prices into the stratosphere," said one advocacy group.

Jake Johnson ·


Dear Member of Congress: Lower Drug Prices Now or Lose Your Job

As we get closer to the midterm elections, voters across the country will remember the records of every other elected official who answered to Big Pharma and not the people.

Laura Packard ·


'We Are Choosing Death': Byanyima, Stiglitz Slam WTO Inaction on Vaccine Patents

Winnie Byanyima, the head of UNAIDS, said rich countries have chosen to "protect the monopolies and profits of pharma companies, and millions of people have died who shouldn't have died."

Jake Johnson ·


World Leaders Must Commit to End Covid-19 Patents: Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus

Decrying the "brutally unequal global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines," Yunus wrote that "there is still time for world leaders to say never again."

Andrea Germanos ·

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