Interfaith Group Lobbies for Drug Reforms to Aid the Poor

April 21, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On April 21, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "A coalition of faith-based investor groups has persuaded drug maker Schering-Plough Corp. to improve its program providing free and discounted medicines to the poor and is making similar demands on other major pharmaceutical companies. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, timing its campaign to the current slew of corporate annual meetings, submitted shareholder resolutions demanding more help for poor patients in this country and in developing nations. The proposals are up for votes this week and next by stockholders of pharmaceutical giants including Pfizer, Merck & Co., and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daniel Rosan, program director for public health at the Interfaith Center, said yesterday."

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