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16 September 2020
The pharmaceutical industry needs to be in public ownership and democratically planned to meet the needs of the world's population
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.
5 May 2020
The Tories have set up a parallel structure to the existing NHS laboratories network, involving big private companies, and a mixture of unidentified and unqualified staff, writes a NHS laboratory worker.
14 April 2020
All over the world, intensive research is taking place to find drugs to treat Covid-19.
23 March 2020
Johnson and Sunak responded to public anger and agreed to pay 80% of the wages of workers who are laid off because of the coronavirus. This will be welcomed by millions, but for workers already struggling to pay the bills, 80% of wages will not be enough to live on.
4 December 2019
The issue of allowing US corporations access to the NHS and the affect of that on the cost of drugs has featured during the election campaign.
1 May 2019
The NHS crisis has reached horrifying new levels. Over 300 NHS nurses have died by suicide in seven years. In 2014, one nurse a week took their own lives.
6 February 2019
The NHS has been priced out of buying a life-saving drug by pharmaceutical company Vertex. The cystic fibrosis drug, which can extend the life of children, costs £105,000 a year - a price which the NHS says is "unaffordable".
23 January 2019
NHS faces drug price hikes: Instead of subsidising their profits with tax breaks, they should be nationalised under democratic workers' control and management
3 October 2018
Over 25,000 people have been infected with contaminated blood products the NHS bought from profit-making pharmaceutical companies. Nearly 3,000 have died so far
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
23 May 2018
A new outbreak of Ebola has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2014-16 some 28,000 people were infected in West Africa. 11,600 of them died.
7 March 2018
The Tories make dangerous claims like 'we're all living longer' and 'people are demanding more treatment'. Of course people want the most up-to-date and effective treatment, it's 2018.
1 November 2017
Handouts for sexist charity v cuts to women's refuges. Big pharma sues NHS while doctors plead for medicine.
28 February 2017
The important national demo in London on Saturday 4th March to save the NHS needs to be a springboard to build a massive movement that can defeat the government's attempt to finish it.
25 January 2017
Capitalist myth-buster! Human beings have always striven to understand more about our world, to test ourselves and to improve our lives
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!
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
26 October 2016
South Tyneside hospital is threatened with downgrading
19 October 2016
Nationalise the drugs companies! The unrestrained profiteering of drugs companies means the NHS could start rejecting groundbreaking treatments for cancer and dementia as "unaffordable".
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