Pfizer, the first vaccine maker to receive FDA approval for a COVID shot, has used its power to “shift risk and maximize profits,” according to a consumer advocacy group that obtained secret government contracts.
Public Citizen found that only five of the 73 deals Pfizer has made worldwide for its COVID-19 vaccine have been formally published by governments, and they have “significant redactions,” DailyMail.com reported.
“The contracts offer a rare glimpse into the power one pharmaceutical corporation has gained to silence governments, throttle supply, shift risk and maximize profits in the worst public health crisis in a century,” Public Citizen alleges in its report.
The Manhattan-based pharmaceutical company “consistently place Pfizer’s interests before public health imperatives.”
Public Citizen accuses Pfizer of including secret language blocking donations of its own doses, opposing an intellectual property waiver that could have allowed for the sharing of technology, having ‘unilateral authority for other decisions’ and more. (Read more from “Leaked Contracts: Pfizer Shifted Risk to Government, Maximized Profits” HERE)