Ross Clark Ross Clark

The NHS would be crippled without big pharma

Like Owen Smith, I have an interest to declare when discussing Pfizer.   Somewhere on my bookshelf I have a Pfizer physics prize – a school prize funded by the US pharmaceutical giant which at the time had a research facility nearby. Later, Pfizer helped fund an extension to the school which, appropriately enough given its best-known product, rose to twice the height of the existing science block.

I don’t, then, share the view of Jeremy Corbyn who seems to see Pfizer as part of an evil empire trying to undermine the NHS.

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