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What Will It Take To Ensure COVID Treatments Are Affordable & Accessible To All?

May 19, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with award-winning investigative journalist Gerald Posner about his new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America.

As pharmaceutical giants race to create a vaccine for COVID-19, Posner says Big Pharma sees this pandemic as a once in a generation business opportunity. How can we ensure that coronavirus treatments and a vaccine are affordable and accessible to all?

Guest:

Gerald Posner, award-winning journalist and author of several books, including Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

Web Resources: 

 

The New York Times, Gerald Posner: Big Pharma May Pose an Obstacle to Vaccine Development

Los Angeles Times, Gerald Posner: How to hold Purdue Pharma accountable for its role in the opioid epidemic

Reuters, Julie Steenhuysen and Saumya Joseph: First COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. shows promise in data from eight people

NPR, Sydney Lupkin: Gilead Lobbying Rose As Interest In COVID-19 Treatment Climbed