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Public Eye calls on Swiss Federal Council to use compulsory licensing against exorbitant drug prices

Public Eye calls on Swiss Federal Council to use compulsory licensing against exorbitant drug prices

Problems with access to lifesaving drugs no longer only affect developing and emerging countries. Even the Swiss healthcare system is struggling to cope with the price explosion of new treatments, in particular cancer drugs. But the Federal Council has the means to act: by resorting to a compulsory licence, it can allow cheaper generic drugs to be marketed despite the existence of a patent. With the support of the Swiss Cancer League, Public Eye is calling on Federal Councillors Berset and Schneider-Ammann to take domestic and foreign policy measures to guarantee affordable drugs and to use compulsory licences whenever necessary. …»

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Swissinfo: Swiss campaign to make lifesaving drugs affordable

Swissinfo: Swiss campaign to make lifesaving drugs affordable

 — Swiss authorities must act to make lifesaving drugs more affordable by introducing compulsory licensing, says NGO Public Eye …»

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Swissinfo: Swiss firms pressured to sign Bangladesh safety accord

Swissinfo: Swiss firms pressured to sign Bangladesh safety accord

 — Five years after the factory complex collapse that killed 1,138 textile workers in Bangladesh, 145 international brands have signed an accord to improve factory safety. Only one of them is Swiss. …»

Glencore in the DRC: Public Eye calls upon Swiss justice to take action

Glencore in the DRC: Public Eye calls upon Swiss justice to take action

 — Public Eye has today filed a criminal complaint with the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland on account of the activities carried out by the Swiss commodities giant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With the Paradise Papers, there are now even more elements pointing at embezzlement surrounding the acquisition of mines for the legal authorities to launch an investigation. It’s …»

The ‘Public Eye Investigation Award’: prestigious selection panel looking for explosive research projects

The ‘Public Eye Investigation Award’: prestigious selection panel looking for explosive research projects

 — On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Public Eye is launching its Investigation Award which offers CHF 20,000 to support one or two investigative projects directly covering the practices of Swiss actors in developing or emerging countries. The selection panel will include the renowned journalists Fabrice Arfi (Mediapart), Will Fitzgibbon (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, …»

Don’t release Egypt's Frozen Assets in Switzerland!

Don’t release Egypt's Frozen Assets in Switzerland!

 — In an open letter released today, Swiss, Egyptian and international NGOs working on asset recovery issues ask the Federal Council to extend the freezing order related to Mubarak’s money.
On 11th of …»

Without improvements FAO/WHO monitoring procedure on its way to become meaningless

Without improvements FAO/WHO monitoring procedure on its way to become meaningless

 — In 2015 Public Eye, ECCHR and their partners submitted a report to FAO and WHO providing evidence that Syngenta and Bayer were violating the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management when …»

Brazil bans paraquat – Switzerland supports Syngenta’s behind-the-scenes lobbying

Brazil bans paraquat – Switzerland supports Syngenta’s behind-the-scenes lobbying

 — Brazil has joined the list of States that have banned the use of the pesticide called paraquat, on the grounds of its high level of toxicity. Syngenta is the main producer of paraquat. The company is …»

Report finds ‘Made in Europe’ label tied to garment and shoe production in European sweatshops

Report finds ‘Made in Europe’ label tied to garment and shoe production in European sweatshops

 — A new report published today by the Clean Clothes Campaign, Europe's Sweatshops, documents endemic poverty wages and other stark working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern …»

Glencore and Appleby: plundering in Africa, apathy in Switzerland

Glencore and Appleby: plundering in Africa, apathy in Switzerland

 — The Paradise Papers, the latest leak from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), confirms what Public Eye has been saying for years: Commodity trading is Switzerland’s most …»

Swiss repatriation of Mubarak funds stuck in dead end

Swiss repatriation of Mubarak funds stuck in dead end

 — Following the Arab Spring, the Swiss authorities blocked 700 million francs held by Mubarak’s clan. Despite the opening of criminal investigations in Switzerland and Egypt, it appears that the …»