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What's at Stake in the Patent Battle Between Moderna and the US Government?

The battle has important implications, not only for efforts to contain the pandemic but more broadly for drugs and vaccines that could be critical for future public health crises.

Ana Santos Rutschman ·

The Corporate Plan to Murder Medicare Runs Through Medicare Advantage

If they can move more than half of Americans off traditional Medicare and onto these corporate plans, it’ll provide the political cover to kill off Medicare altogether—and they're nearly there now.

Thom Hartmann ·

'Solidarity Forever': 40,000 Kaiser Workers Set to Strike to Defend 700 Fellow Union Members

"An injury to one of us is an injury to all of us," said one nurse and labor advocate.

Julia Conley ·

'Reckless' FDA and Big Pharma Greed Blamed for Medicare Premium Hike

"All Part B Medicare beneficiaries soon will be forced to bear significant financial burden as a direct result of the FDA's reckless decision."

Jake Johnson ·

GOP, Big Pharma Plotting to Convince Senate Parliamentarian to Help Kill Drug Price Reforms

"It is not some radical idea to suggest that Americans should not have to die because we are the only major country that allows drug companies to raise prices to whatever they want, whenever they want," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Jake Johnson ·

Sanders Leads Senators in Backing Kaiser Permanente Workers Before Planned Strike

"The company wishes to diminish the safety, security, and well-being of its workers, rather than improve them. That's just not right. Your employees deserve better."

Jessica Corbett ·

The Rich Already Have Paid Leave. Why Would They Deny It to the Poor?

Advocates have overcome opposition from conservative Democrats to secure four weeks of paid leave in the House budget bill, but more obstacles remain.

Sarah Anderson ·

Threadbare US Social Safety Net: The War on Science, Medicine, and Equality for All

Across the nation, elected Republicans at every level of government display a callous disregard for the health and lives of the American people, sowing disinformation and resistance to public health efforts to contain and defeat the pandemic.

Mark Harris ·

Abortion Rights 'In Peril' as Ohio GOP Proposes Total Ban Modeled on Texas Law

"With every passing day, more people in this country are being blocked from accessing abortion care and our leaders in the Senate must act."

Julia Conley ·

Progressives Cautiously Welcome Drug Pricing Agreement as 'Something to Build On'

"This deal is an important starting point, and we're only beginning to fight."

Brett Wilkins ·

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