Public health not corporate wealth – why we need a new pharma system
The global pharmaceutical system is broken.
Each year, millions of people die of preventable diseases because big pharma corporations ignore diseases which won’t make them huge profits.
Many of the most important new medicines are funded with public money, yet big pharma gets to decide who gets them and for how much.
Big pharma companies charge so much for new medicines that many countries across the world often can’t afford them. Even the NHS often has to ration access.
But from South Africa to Bangladesh scientists and activists are fighting back.
Join Dundee constituency MP Chris Law, who recently visited a vaccine hub in South Africa where scientists are challenging big pharma’s hegemony, and Global Justice Now pharma campaigner Alena Ivanova to hear more about how we build a new pharmaceutical model, putting health above profits.
Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building Old Hawkhill Dundee DD1 5EN