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Diplomat reveals Kuwait flight cover-up 30 years on

Diplomat reveals Kuwait flight cover-up 30 years on A former British diplomat has said he is “convinced” there was “military intelligence exploitation” of a British Airways flight that landed in Kuwait during the Iraqi army’s 1990 invasion, which led to the capture and mistreatment of nearly everyone on board,

Letters—Drug related deaths show the brutality of neoliberalism

Letters—Drug related deaths show the brutality of neoliberalism Scotland’s drug deaths are an indicator of a sick society. For seven consecutive years, Scotland has had the highest rate in Europe.

Big pharma caught over charging and missing tax

Big pharma caught over charging and missing tax Top drug companies have been found guilty of increasing the price of a life-saving steroid treatment by more than 10,000 per cent and ­paying rivals to stay out of the market.

New billionaires cash in on Covid-19 vaccine production

New billionaires cash in on Covid-19 vaccine production Profiting from the Covid-19 vaccine has directly created at least nine new billionaires with a combined wealth of nearly £14 billion.

Big pharma giant Pfizer rakes in bumper profits after cashing in on public money

Big pharma giant Pfizer rakes in bumper profits after cashing in on public money Pfizer, one of the richest drug companies in the world, is making hundreds of millions of pounds in profits from its Covid-19 vaccine.

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy—the truth about the war on drugs

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy—the truth about the war on drugs In this new Netflix documentary, a timeline of events unfold during the period of the “crack epidemic” which began in the early 1980s in US cities.

Covid-19 vaccine—who will be to blame if the poor are again left to die?

23 January 2021
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programmes helps governments claim they are in control of the coronavirus pandemic. But the vaccine isn’t for everyone—the poorest are being left behind. And ultimately the scheming of powerful states and pharmaceutical firms put everyone at risk

The drug lords’ pandemic profit

21 November 2020
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

14 September 2020
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

17 March 2020
The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people

Drug company slammed for lottery for sick children

21 January 2020
Drugmaker Novartis has launched an international lottery for its extremely costly gene therapy Zolgensma

Opioids in the US - a crisis prescribed by profit

02 January 2020
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

15 October 2019
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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