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16 October 2014

Nigeria: Ruling on lawsuit against Pfizer over damages caused by alleged illegal drug testing scheduled for October

Author: Joe Nwankwo, Daily Independent (Nigeria)

"Nigeria: Court Fixes October 27 for Ruling On Pfizer's Trovan Case", 14 Oct 2014...

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8 October 2014

Modi must resist U.S. pressure on drug patents - MSF

Author: Nita Bhalla, Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi must not give in to U.S. pressure to change intellectual property laws which allow India to produce generic medicines poor people can afford, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said…MSF said U.S. officials...

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5 August 2014

Walgreen Co resolves not to transfer headquarters overseas after critics said it would allow company to avoid US tax

Author: Bryce Covert, Think Progress (USA)

"Largest American Drugstore Chain Decides Not To Dodge Taxes By Moving Headquarters Overseas" - 6 August 2014 ...

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1 May 2014

Hearing against US drug corporation starts in Nigeria

Author: Danjuma Abdullahi, Press TV (Iran)

The hearing is underway in the case against Pfizer pharmaceuticals which was refiled by members of the Trovan Victims Forum. The families claim the American pharmaceutical corporation has not compensated them as it agreed to, following an out of court...

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19 February 2014

Allegations of pharmaceutical group's planned opposition to So. Africa reforms to increase access to medicines - company responses/non-responses

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In January 2014, the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (IPASA) was accused of planning and funding an advocacy campaign on behalf of its member companies. The campaign allegedly sought to oppose South Africa’s efforts to introduce...

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19 February 2014

Response by Pfizer: Allegations of pharmaceutical group's planned opposition to So. Africa reforms to increase access to medicines

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5 February 2014

Nigeria: Pfizer Drug Test Victims File Fresh Suit

Author: Adelanwa Bamgboye & John Chuks Azu, Daily Trust (Nigeria)

One hundred and eighty six victims of the 1996 Pfizer Trovan clinical trial...have filed fresh suit...challenging alleged breach of terms of settlement over the damages suffered in the drugs tests...In the motion...[the claimants] are demanding a...

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28 January 2014

US shareholders shine light on anti-climate change lobbying

Author: Ross Kendall, Ethical Investor (USA)

American companies including Chevron, Exxon Mobil and Pfizer have been asked to review their lobbying activities related to energy and climate change policy, as part of a new campaign [led] by Walden Asset Management...American Electric Power, ...

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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