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System Change magazine highlights a year of bold ideas

The Democracy Collaborative and the Next System Project has published System Change, a magazine that captures the bold ideas and groundbreaking work of our leaders and scholars in 2019. read more
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Commitments to public pharmaceutical production in the Democratic primary

Our report Medicine For All: The Case for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry  argues that truly making pharmaceuticals accessible and affordable for all Americans will require public ownership of pharmaceutical production read more
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A National Pharmaceutical Research and Development Institute

To promote the execution of pharmaceutical R&D in the public interest, the US should establish a national pharmaceutical R&D institute for full-cycle drug development, which will help promote long-term access to medicines, reignite innovation, and ensure prioritization of public health needs. read more
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Lower drug costs now through a pharmaceutical public option

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 19 released the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” (H.R. 3), which would institute a series of measure read more
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The Case for a Public Option for the Drug Industry

Under siege from thousands of lawsuits from federal, state, and local governments for its role in the deadly opioid addiction crisis, drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma reached read more
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Combatting the care crisis

As the home care industry faces a labor shortage, hospitals and health systems could use their status as anchor institutions to bolster the sector and improve community well-being.  read more
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The US should be producing the HIV prevention drug its research helped create

We could just about end the spread of HIV if Truvada was affordable to everyone who should be taking it. This is why we need a public option to ensure broad, long-term access to essential medicines. read more
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A people’s state of the nation

The United States is at the very bottom in many key measures of social and economic well-being, including poverty, inequality, and longevity. No wonder Americans are frustrated and angry. read more
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The Warren/Schakowsky public pharma bill: a good first step

Warren and Schakowsky’s bill, by putting public manufacturing for the public good on the table as a real option, represents an important advance, but there are further important opportunities to expand the scope and impact of public pharma that we should not neglect.  read more