The Drug Companies Are Killing People

By Center For Economic and Policy Research. -

After the Biden administration indicated its support for this limited waiver, many other rich countries signed on as well. Germany, under longtime chancellor Angela Merkel, has been largely left [...]

The G7 Reality Check

By Natalie Rhodes, People's Dispatch. -

There were cautious hopes for the G7 meetings held in early June this year, where the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States – the world’s [...]

A New Vision That Puts Health Over Profit And Drives Innovation

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

There is a struggle right now to push the World Trade Organization to waive patent protections for medicines, vaccines and technology used for the COVID-19 pandemic. James Love of Knowledge [...]

Vaccine Waiver Pledge Tests Biden-World’s Pharma Ties

By David Sirota, Walker Bragman and Andrew Perez, Daily Poster. -

Several of President Joe Biden’s most powerful appointees and advisers have had business relationships with pharmaceutical giants lobbying the administration on COVID-19 and intellectual property [...]

A Temporary TRIPS Waiver Is Not Enough

By Progressive International. -

A new poll finds that 59% percent of US voters support waiving all patent protections to produce generic versions of life-saving medicines for critical diseases, from Covid-19 and HIV/AIDS, to [...]

Biden Chooses Monopoly Profits Over Lives In India

By Sam Carliner, Left Voice. -

India is prominent in the news right now, as it has become the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. Rhetoric from the Biden administration might lead people to believe that resolving the [...]

Majority Of US Population Supports Patent Waiver For COVID-19 Vaccine

By People's Dispatch. -

According to a new survey, more than 60% of US voters across party lines would support president Joe Biden endorsing the demand of a patent rights waiver for COVID-19 vaccines raised by over 100 [...]

Progressives Pressure Biden Over COVID19 Vaccine Patent Waiver

By Peter Sullivan, The Hill. -

Progressives are increasing pressure on President Biden to support a waiver for COVID-19 vaccine patent protections at the World Trade Organization (WTO), arguing the move is crucial for helping [...]