DEMONSTRATION Monday July 10th, 2000 at Pfizer NYC
PILLS COST PENNIES. GREED COSTS LIVES.
Recently, drug companies announced a program that would lower the prices of drugs that fight HIV for developing nations, drugs that can cost over $12,000 a year. But this program would still charge over $2,000 a year for a 3-drug combination, far out of reach of the 30 million people with HIV worldwide.
Overseas generic drug manufacturers tell us they could produce a 3-drug combination for $265 a year, if drug companies would stop fighting their legal efforts to do so. So why do drug companies oppose these efforts? Not because they would lose money - poor people could never pay full price for their drugs. Drug companies just don't want to have their obscene profit margins exposed.
PFIZER'S SHAM DRUG DONATION PROGRAM
Drug company price-reduction and donation
programs aren't the answer. For example, after months of pressure
from activists in South Africa and the US, Pfizer announced a
donation program that would provide free fluconazole (a
drug that fights fungal infections) to South Africans with AIDS. Pfizer promised there would be no time limit to the program, and promised to make the program hassle-free.
They lied. The truth is:
Pfizer is planning a time limit to the program, leaving patients to relapse and die with Cryptococcal meningitis once the program expires.
Pfizer is demanding that South African doctors complete excessive paperwork, data collection and even medical training to participate in the program!
Pfizer refuses to extend the program to other countries.
Pfizer refuses to extend the program to medical conditions other than Cryptococcal meningitis - including esophageal thrush, a deadly fungal infection.
Pfizer has made many millions from fluconazole
already - their profits are
up 45% this year!
CALL PFIZER: 212-573-1000 ASK FOR CEO WILLIAM STEERE
DEMAND THAT PFIZER PROVIDE FREE FLUCONAZOLE
TO ALL POOR NATIONS
WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED AND NO TIME LIMIT
Monday July 10th,
8 AM Pfizer Corporate Headquarters
42nd St & 2nd Ave
New York City
Call for information 212-362-4503 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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