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No vaccine superheroes or supervillains: Fix the system

The world must insist that intellectual property on vaccines against the coronavirus be waivered The post No vaccine superheroes or supervillains: Fix the system appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, India, United Kingdom, Bill Gates, Brazil, Who, WTO, World Health Organisation, Intellectual Property, Vaccines, Trips, Gates Foundation, Big Pharma, World Trade Organisation, Waiver, Anti-vaxxers

COVID: Inside one network cashing in on disinformation

By Michelle R. Smith and Johnatan Reiss | Associated Press The couple in the website videos could be hawking any number of products. “You’re going to love owning the platinum package,” Charlene Bollinger tells viewers, as a picture of a DVD set, booklets and other products flashes on screen. Her husband, Ty, promises a “director’s cut edition,” and over 100 hours of additional footage. Click the orange button, his wife says, “to join in the fight for health freedom” — or more specifically, to pa...
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Khaya Sithole: Biden’s pledge boosts Covid waiver drive

But Big Pharma and the world trade body haven’t shifted on sharing vaccine intellectual property The post Khaya Sithole: Biden’s pledge boosts Covid waiver drive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, India, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, WTO, Intellectual Property, Biden, Donald Trump, Big Pharma, World Trade Organisation, Top Six, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ady Barkan, Khaya Sithole, Coronavirus, South Africa (country

How Big Pharma finds sick users on Facebook

If you’re a drug manufacturer looking for patients, one company has become a major destination in the past few years: Facebook. The social media giant, through its power to target users based on their interests, is especially attractive to pharmaceutical companies looking to sell drugs to potential patients. The Washington Post reported last year that health and pharmaceutical companies spent almost $1 billion on just Facebook mobile ads in 2019. The draw? Unlike a traditional TV or radio ad, Fa...
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World Mulls Next Step as US Backs IP Waiver on Vaccines

Activists cheered, Big Pharma complained and government leaders assessed next steps after the Biden administration’s blockbuster move to support an easing of patent and other protections on COVID-19 vaccines.
Tags: US, Biden, Big Pharma

Healthcare CEOs on how the pandemic is shaping the future of work

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Andrew Dunn and this week in healthcare news:Healthcare CEOs tell us how the pandemic has changed the business world;Sen. Amy Klobuchar's new book on antitrust is a warning for Big Pharma;The CDC is easing mask-wearing guidance for vaccinated people.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Tips, comments? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @AndrewE_Dunn. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Crystal Cox/Insider After the pandemic, what&...
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Meet Mirvie, a startup developing a blood test to detect pregnancy complications

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Meet Mirvie, a startup developing a blood test to detect pregnancy complications;Sen. Klobuchar's thoughts on M&A should worry Big Pharma;Cigna's working with Ginger to expand mental-health access to its members.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Mirvie cofounder Maneesh Jain...
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My Klonopin withdrawal story [PODCAST]

“Our relationship with Big Pharma is a dangerous, nasty, and abusive one, and it can prove to be fatal too. Benzos aren’t limited to a specific class, race, gender, creed, etc. Many stars have died from mixing benzodiazepines with opioids or illegal drugs. It has been a little over a year that I have been […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in May 2021

It’s gonna be May (are we still doing that joke?) soon, which means HBO Max – which has quickly become one of the best streaming services around in terms of content – is going to unleash a whole slew of new movies (and TV shows) you’re going to want to check out. So let’s take a gander at the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in May 2021, shall we? Tenet At last, Tenet is coming to HBO Max (even though Christopher Nolan isn’t such a fan of the streaming service). I was mixed on T...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, White House, Los Angeles, Stanley Kubrick, Kansas, Charles Dickens, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Greenland, Kubrick, Ellen, Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Alex Gibney

‘The Crime of the Century’ Trailer: Alex Gibney Examines the Opioid Crisis

The ever-prolific Alex Gibney is back with yet another documentary. The Crime of the Century is a two-part HBO doc that “exposes the billions of dollars gained and thousands of lives lost due to the opioid crisis.” The documentary features never-before-seen company videos from Purdue Pharma and Insys Therapeutics; exclusive interviews with former pharma sales reps who discuss in detail the unethical and illegal practices of bribing doctors and encouraging them to prescribe high doses of opioids...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Washington Post, America, United States, DEA, Movie Trailers, Alex Gibney, Big Pharma, Insys Therapeutics, Gibney, Purdue Pharma, The Crime of the Century, Joe Rannazzisi

Official Trailer for Alex Gibney's Next Doc 'The Crime of the Century'

"This was a new drug cartel… They were drug dealers wearing suits and lab coats." HBO has unveiled the official trailer for the next searing new Alex Gibney documentary titled The Crime of the Century, a major investigation into Big Pharma's involvement in the opioid epidemic. This is premiering at a two-part series on HBO coming up in May, and it looks like it hits hard on the truth - exposing "the billions of dollars gained and thousands of lives lost due to the opioid crisis." Time to put...
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HBO Reveals ‘The Crime of the Century’ Trailer (TV News Roundup)

HBO revealed the trailer for the upcoming two-part documentary “The Crime of the Century,” which premieres on May 10. Written and directed by Alex Gibney, the film exposes the billions of dollars gained and thousands of lives lost due to the opioid crisis. It reveals the secrets behind Big Pharma, political operatives and government regulations that […]
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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy begins to fade, but stubborn resistance remains among evangelicals

He has been pushed off Facebook and banned from Twitter, but Larry Cook battles on at, where the Los Angeles man tries to explain why COVID-19 vaccines are evil and why President Donald Trump — who he insists will return to power — got one anyway. Kaiser Family Foundation Some evangelical Christians tie the vaccines to Satan, the Mark of the Beast and an impending apocalypse. And in sunny Surf City, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz refuses to wear a mas...
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‘The Crime of the Century’ Trailer: HBO Documentary Tackles the Opioid Crisis

How did opioids become the center of one of the worst public health crises in U.S. history? That’s what the new HBO documentary The Crime of the Century aims to find out. Directed by Alex Gibney — who won three Emmys in 2015 for his thorough Scientology doc Going Clear and an Oscar for his 2008 look at the U.S. torture and interrogation techniques in Afghanistan, Taxi to the Dark Side — The Crime of the Century is a new two-part documentary that examines how Big Pharma, political operatives, an...
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The CEO of Moderna on the moment he first realized the company could make a COVID-19 vaccine

Stephane Bancel is the CEO of Moderna Therapeutics. ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images The following is a transcript from the a16z podcast, created by Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. In this episode, a16z's Jorge Conde and Hanne Winarsky spoke with Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna. Bancel shares how his company used the mRNA platform to develop and create the COVID-19 vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Listen to the podcast below: The below interv...
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The 'COVID-industrial complex' - a web of Big Pharma, Big Tech, and politicians - are profiting off the pandemic at the expense of the public

Protesters protest high drug prices. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images In the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, several companies and individuals have gained financially. Some of these profits have been characterized by secrecy, overpricing, cronyism, inefficiency, and unfairness. There is something morally wrong with excessive gains made while millions of people are suffering. Ahmed Sule is a London based financial analyst, writer, and social critic. This is an opinion colu...
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Here's what Covid vaccines are worth to Big Pharma

The various Covid-19 vaccines currently being distributed around the globe have the potential to end the worst pandemic in a century. They also will mean hundreds of billions dollars in sales for the pharmaceutical companies that make them.
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Here's what Covid vaccines are worth to Big Pharma

The various Covid-19 vaccines currently being distributed around the globe have the potential to end the worst pandemic in a century. They also will mean hundreds of billions dollars in sales for the pharmaceutical companies that make them.
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Why we don't have birth control for men

The condom was invented more than 5,000 years ago. While it's made some strides since then, men are still left with few options for birth control, besides a vasectomy. It's not due to a lack of interest, but a lack of funding for research - and biology. Men produce millions of sperm each day. Even if that count is reduced by 90%, they could still be fertile. There are new methods coming, but experts say it will be years, if not decades, before they hit the market. Visit BusinessIns...
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If we don't waive vaccine patents, thousands of people will needlessly die

Smith showed off his bandage to the press at the University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images Pharmaceutical companies are holding the COVID-19 vaccine hostage. Because of intellectual property laws, vaccines aren't being distributed as fast as they could be. This has resulted in a "vaccine apartheid" and it doesn't have to be this way. Will Meyer is a freelance writer and co-editor of The Shoestring in western Massachusetts. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed ...
Tags: UK, Massachusetts, India, US, Trends, Eu, Uganda, South Africa, Guinea, World Trade Organization, Pfizer, Biden, Smith, Unicef, Baker, Dean Baker

Welcome to the Club(house); Big Pharma’s Redemption: Thursday’s First Things First

Welcome to First Things First, Adweek's daily resource for marketers. We'll be publishing the content to First Things First on each morning (like this post), but if you prefer that it come straight to your inbox, you can sign up for the email here. 'Be Human and Be Fallible': Brands Test the Waters on...
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Coronavirus live news: Ireland to reopen schools; France investigates cruise ship deaths

Ireland extends other restrictions to April to prevent explosion in cases; three passengers died after outbreak on cruise in March 2020EU tells six countries to lift Covid border restrictionsIreland to start reopening schools as it extends other restrictionsBoris Johnson ‘very optimistic’ all England restrictions will end in JuneChina did ‘little’ to hunt for origins in early months, says WHO documentNigeria survey suggests 23% of Lagos residents had Covid last year 6.13pm GMT Ireland is to ...
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‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

Pfizer is accused of bullying Latin American governments by demanding they grant indemnity against potential civil claims relating to the vaccine The post ‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, World, Brazil, Argentina, Pfizer, Vaccines, Latin America, Openaccess, Big Pharma, Top Six, BioNtech, Lawrence Gostin, COVID-19, Ginés González García, Covax, Covid-19 vaccines

How Fox News hosts started attacking COVID-19 vaccines after Biden took over the rollout from Trump

Fox News host Tucker Carlson stirs doubts about COVID-19 vaccines in a December 2020 edition of his show Fox News Fox News hosts are like Tucker Carlson have spread doubt in COVID-19 vaccines. The hosts may see it it as a way of undermining the Biden administration and boosting ratings.  Studies have shown that COVID-19 misinformation spread on the network is acted on by viewers.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In December last year, an 89-year-old man in Oxfordshi...
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Debunk the lies of anti-vaxxers

There’s more than enough to be suspicious about with Big Pharma, but know your enemy The post Debunk the lies of anti-vaxxers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Propaganda, Vaccines, Conspiracy Theories, Big Pharma, Top Six, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine

Big Pharma is Fighting to Deny Canadians Access to Treatment

The vast majority of Canadians want a national pharmacare program, but right-wing think tanks and corporate lobbyists are battling to...
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The winners and losers of a quiet JPMorgan week

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, Well, it wasn't quite the rain-soaked, networking-filled week I've grown accustomed to preparing for every January when trekking out to the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. But I will say I'm pretty grateful to come out of this week without a ruined pair of shoes and without the classic post-JPM cold.Thanks to all who shared their plans for this week. I got the sense that everyone seemed to be having a slowed-down week with some meetings, but more t...
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A startup that's taking on Big Pharma just raised $500 million

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, Today in healthcare news: EQRx has raised another $500 million, at least 50% of COVID-19 cases spread from people without symptoms, and some evidence that Pfizer's vaccine works against virus mutations.  Crystal Cox/Business Insider EQRx, a startup that's tak...
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Big Pharma is set to sell $40 billion worth of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021

A healthcare worker in the Netherlands is given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on January 6. Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP The nascent COVID-19 vaccine market could bring drugmakers $40 billion in sales in 2021, according to Bernstein analysts. Pfizer and Moderna, the two drugmakers to have their COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA, will sell $28 billion this year, in revenues that will likely decrease by next year. Pfizer, who will split its profits with German partner BioNTech, has ...
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Grammys delayed to March, and inside the Georgia senate ad battle: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.  Grammys delayed to March The Grammy Awards, scheduled to be one of the first big live events of 2021, has been postponed to March amid a COVID spike in Los Angeles. Organizers announced the move on Tuesday, following discu...
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