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9 December 2020
Covid-19 vaccines in record-breaking times have raised hopes that life will return to normal
18 November 2020
News that early results from a vaccine showed 90% effectiveness was greeted with relief
5 August 2020
Covid-19 can travel round the world at jet speed. No one can feel secure without global action. Yet despite gushing words from government leaders about international cooperation on research and development, a 'vaccine war' is developing.
18 September 2018
Big pharmaceutical companies may be dodging up to £3 billon in tax, contributing to crises in health systems worldwide, including our NHS
8 March 2017
Manchester Keep Our NHS Public has responded to a report in the Financial Times that "local [NHS] leaders are offering leading drugmakers, including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Novartis, access to Greater Manchester's sophisticated electronic patient record to test the real-world outcomes of their drugs".
4 January 2017
Another drugs company could face punishment after an apparent 12,000% price hike. Nationalise big pharma under democratic workers' control and management!
14 December 2016
Drugs company Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2 million for excessive and unfair pricing of an anti-epilepsy drug. The choice is simple: cheap, high-quality, nationalised drug manufacturing - or a system that continues to allow corporate raiding of the NHS.
9 December 2015
Pfizer has announced the closure of a Cambridge research institute. The world's biggest pharmaceutical company will axe 120 scientists' and support workers' jobs.
7 May 2014
Nationalise to serve 'public interest': 'Big pharma', notorious for ripping off the public purse with overpriced, ineffective and sometimes dangerous drugs, is once again displaying its rapacious appetite for profit in the current multibillion takeover bid of US based Pfizer for UK based AstraZeneca
12 February 2014
Last week the Socialist published a feature article on the National Health Service - 'Big Pharma's deadly grip' - which showed how profit hungry multinational drug companies are bleeding the NHS dry
9 February 2011
On 1 February it was announced that 2,400 workers at Pfizer's research and development facility in Sandwich, Kent, will be made redundant after the company's decision to close the site completely...
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