Health

Access to medicine and safe consumer products affect all members of societies. The greatest long term value for the economy occurs when companies focus on innovation rather than zero-sum behavior.



Stories


Drugmakers braced for opioid crisis reckoning

British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4bn to US authorities, ...

3 days, 22 hours

Efforts to rein in drug prices face setbacks

President Trump's plan to lower prescription drug prices hit two major obstacles this week. He ki...

3 days, 22 hours

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear In TV Ads

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration for the first time will require pharmaceutical companies to...

2 months

Judge nixes Trump effort to require drug prices in TV ads

A federal judge has nixed a regulation that was a centerpiece of President Donald Trump's efforts...

1 week, 1 day

Alexa Now Gives U.K. Users N.H.S. Medical Advice

LONDON - "Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?" When British users ask Amazon's voice assistant syst...

6 days, 18 hours

At Purdue Pharma, Business Slumps as Opioid Lawsuits Mount

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is struggling with slumping sales, a shrinking workforce and restru...

2 weeks, 1 day

Iran Breaches Critical Limit on Nuclear Fuel Set by 2015 Deal

WASHINGTON - Iran on Monday violated a key provision of the 2015 international accord to restrict...

2 weeks, 1 day

As Wayfair Workers Protest Migrant Detention, the Specter of a Consumer Boycott Rises

Frustrated Americans, with the help of social media, have been quick to cut off spending on big b...

2 weeks, 6 days

Wayfair Furniture Employees Walked Out Over Sales to Migrant Facilities

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Employees at Wayfair, the online home furnishings giant, are planning to walk ...

3 weeks

Petitions


Stop Enabling Migrant Detention Camps

Over the past couple of years, conditions at the USA-Mexico border have worsened. An influx of migrants have overwhelmed US border control agent...

Multiple Companies     $52.0 million supporting    

Skip the Slip

Every year, US receipt production consumes over 3 million trees and 9 billion gallons of water. This emits 4 billion pounds of CO2 and generates...

Multiple Companies     $7.5 million supporting    

State Street: No Assault Weapons

State Street should use its power as the third largest asset manager to tell companies to stop selling assault weapons at retail stores.

State Street Corporation     $634,270 supporting    

Address High Drug Pricing via New Strategy

Recent ire has surfaced a number of financial and reputational risks to Johnson and Johnson resulting from from high priced pharmaceuticals.

Johnson & Johnson     $1.5 million supporting    

Eliminate Toxic Textiles

As you read through this, there is a good chance that you’re wearing clothes. And even if you aren’t right now, you probab...

Multiple Companies     $189,080 supporting    

Antibiotics and Factory Farms

The overuse and misuse of antibiotics in the meat industry is contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistance in the U.S. and across the worl...

Multiple Companies     $82,132 supporting    

Investors Act to Curb Gun Violence

In light of continuing gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S., ICCR's members are calling on gun manufacturers, retailers and distributors,...

Multiple Companies     $0 supporting    

Encourage Veteran Employment

Many veterans return home and experience difficulty finding and holding a job. A few companies go the extra mile to assist veterans. All should.

Vanguard     $1.6 million supporting    

Vanguard: No Assault Weapons

Vanguard should use its power as the second largest money manager to tell companies to stop manufacturing and selling assault weapons

Vanguard     $6.7 million supporting    

Fidelity: support SASB disclosure on agriculture

Sustainable accounting standards for agriculture will go live later in 2018. Fidelity should ensure adherence to these standards.

Fidelity     $838,370 supporting