It’s time to put people before profit in the global drug industry
Millions of people around the world suffer and die from treatable conditions because they cannot afford to pay for expensive medicine. Yet the pharmaceutical industry is the most profitable in the world.
Drug 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 on research and development. And most innovative early-stage research is actually publicly-funded.
Global Justice Now and Youth Stop AIDS are holding a UK Speaker Tour from 31st October – 9th November. Sibongile Tshabala, the deputy general secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa will be speaking alongside patients who have experienced the impact of expensive medicines first-hand and activists who are campaigning for change. They will be holding events in eight cities all across the UK!
Book your free ticket below:
31 October: LONDON Book your place
7pm, Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LA
1 November: READING Book your place
7.30pm, RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS
2 November: LEEDS Book your place
7pm, Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds LS6 2NY
3 November: LIVERPOOL Book your place
7.30pm, The Casa Bar, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ
4 November: BRISTOL Book your place
2.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB
7 November: DUNDEE Book your place
7pm, Dalhousie LT1, Dundee University, Dundee DD1 5EN
8 November: NOTTINGHAM Book your place
7pm, Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD
9 November: BRIGHTON Book your place
7pm, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD
If you have any questions about the Speaker Tour, contact Global Justice Now on:
Tel: 020 7820 4900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org