Illustration of the hold multinationals have on the US

On Saturday, The Intercept leaked documents that show how the US threatened Colombia not to allow production of a lower-cost generic version of an overly expensive cancer medicine most Colombian patients can’t afford. I would file it away as a sad illustration of what the world has come to. However, most journalists missed the most critical point of this story, in my opinion. Novartis, the manufacturer of the drug is a Swiss multinational and as such not even an American company.


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