Frustrated by the ever-increasing price of insulin, advocates for people living with diabetes decided to educate themselves about the pricing system for pharmaceuticals in order to hold the profiteers accountable. They discovered a complex and secretive system of kickbacks and backroom negotiations that have sent drug prices skyrocketing while manufacturers and insurers deflect the blame on each other.
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After submitting national legislation in 2016 for copyright protection of their weavings to no avail, Mayan women are organizing and finding other ways to protect their heritage from corporate theft. As of last month, three Guatemalan municipalities with a Mayan majority have begun their own legislative process to uphold the intellectual property rights of the weavers.
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