Sick of Corporate Greed: It’s time to put people before profit in the global drug industry

Sick of Corporate Greed: It’s time to put people before profit in the global drug industry

7th November 2017, 19:00 to 21:00

In spite of medical advances, millions of people around the world suffer and die from treatable conditions because they cannot afford to pay for expensive medicine.

Drug companies can charge runaway prices because new drugs are protected by legal monopolies. This model has made the pharmaceutical industry the most profitable in the world.

The companies justify high prices by claiming they need to recoup their research and development costs. But nine of the top ten pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing than research and development. And the majority of innovative early-stage research is actually publicly funded.

We say it's time to put people before profit in the global drug industry.

 

Speakers:

Sibongile Tshabalala, Deputy General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa

Morten Thaysen, Global Justice Now campaigner

Tuesday 7th November, 7pm

Dalhousie Lecture Theatre 1, Dundee University

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