Killing thousands to make millions

To Novartis India president Mr. Shahani and Novartis global CEO Mr. Jimenez:

We call on you to withdraw your company´s supreme court case against the Indian government. Your legal case threatens access to life-saving affordable medicines for millions of people across the developing world. Access to affordable medicine is a fundamental human right -- do not risk being held responsible for the lives of millions. Stand for healthy people, not just healthy profits by dropping the court case now.
 
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Posted: 14 February 2012
In days, a multi-billion dollar Swiss pharma company may get the Indian Supreme Court to shut down our supply of affordable medicines. Only we can stop this outrage.

Novartis is suing our government so it can squeeze more profits from the sick and needy. If Novartis wins, it will threaten Indian companies’ ability to produce low-cost medicines for malaria, AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening diseases, depriving millions around the world of the treatments they desperately need and threatening thousands of Indian jobs. But people power can push Novartis to drop the suit before the final ruling.

One man is masterminding this stealthy attack on the health of millions -- Ranjit Shahani, who heads Novartis India and India’s massively powerful pharmaceutical lobby group. When 100,000 people have signed the petition we’ll stage hard hitting actions targeting Shahani by name and push him to drop the case!

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