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The drug lords’ pandemic profit

The drug lords’ pandemic profit How did public funds meant to help us find a vaccine for coronavirus end up in the pockets of some of the richest corporations on the planet? And, why will billions of people still be without hope even when a vaccine emerges?

Ten days of strikes against We Are With You bosses

Ten days of strikes against We Are With You bosses Alcohol and drug rehab workers in Wigan and Leigh in north west England are returning to the picket lines in their long-running fight for pay equality

Under capitalism vaccines are for profit, not people

Under capitalism vaccines are for profit, not people The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people

Drug company slammed for lottery for sick children

Drug company slammed for lottery for sick children Drugmaker Novartis has launched an international lottery for its extremely costly gene therapy Zolgensma

Opioids in the US - a crisis prescribed by profit

Opioids in the US - a crisis prescribed by profit The US is in the grip of a huge health epidemic so big that it is killing more than 130 people a day.

Treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal one

Treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal one Sadie Robinson looks at a new programme to give heroin users diamorphine which aims to help people escape addiction

Big pharma offers a bitter pill to those who need the most help

01 October 2019
Jeremy Corbyn says he wants to change how drugs companies work. Sadie Robinson looks at how pharmaceutical fat cats pile up profits while ordinary people are denied care they need

As Tories split over spliffs - we say legalise cannabis

19 June 2018
Former Conservative leader William Hague is the latest high profile Tory to call for cannabis law reform.

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