• How Patent Manipulation by Drug Companies Endangers Lives

    How Patent Manipulation by Drug Companies Endangers Lives0

      By exploiting the patent system to keep generic drugs off the market, Big Pharma makes lifesaving medicines unaffordable to many in need.  In this video Tahir Amin, co-director of the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge, explains how it works, and what his group is doing to stop it. Learn more: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org  

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  • Clinical trials and tribulations: A role for Europe

    Clinical trials and tribulations: A role for Europe0

    It’s hard to imagine a better fairy-tale villain than a big pharma company. There’s something undeniably sinister about these vast, faceless titans with their unfathomable methods and international reach; so much so that it’s sometimes an effort to remember that, actually, they’re the ones who develop and mass-produce the drugs we use to stay alive.

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  • Drug Prices are Harming Patients

    Drug Prices are Harming Patients0

    Right across the continent health budgets are under pressure due to austerity programmes. In the UK, a leading group of cancer experts has spoken out saying huge drug prices charged by pharmaceutical companies are putting patients at risk. The message is stark. Over 100 physicians have warned reasonable prices are “a necessity to save the

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