In an important new collective statement, top leadership from multiple major faith denominations have strongly reaffirmed their traditions’ recognition of the human right to health, and insisted that trade agreements--including a renegotiated NAFTA--should not include terms that extend medicine monopolies.
PFAM coordinator Fran Quigley published an article in The New Republic, "Building a NASA for Prescription Drugs," about a patent-free, low-cost alternative for robust research and affordable medicine prices.
Nicole Smith-Holt’s son Alec died in Minnesota last June--after being forced to ration Eli Lilly’s Humalog insulin when Alec, a person with type 1 diabetes, could not afford the radically-increased price of the medicine. Ms. Smith-Holt wrote about Alec’s experiences in this February article. PFAM supported Ms. Smith-Holt as she attended the Eli Lilly shareholder meeting on May 7th...
People of Faith for Access to Medicines – represented here by Sana Rizvi – is enjoying the opportunity to interact with hundreds of faith-motivated justice seekers at this year's Ecumenical Advocacy Days in the Washington DC area.
Access to medicines is a moral imperative and a human right
Ten million people die each year because they cannot afford the cost of medicines (United Nations)
One in five Americans skip prescriptions each year due to cost (Commonwealth Fund)
Persons with diabetes, cancer, asthma, and other illnesses struggle to access the medicines they need
There are proven solutions to fix our broken system.
People of faith can help build the movement for lifesaving reform.