To: Joseph Jimenez, CEO, Vasant Narasimhan, Incoming CEO, and Novartis

Demand Fair Prices for Drugs Invented using Taxpayer Money

U.S. taxpayers paid more than $200 million to invent a new cancer drug that could cure thousands of patients. Now, the drug corporation Novartis plans to charge children HALF A MILLION DOLLARS per dose. Add your name to this urgent petition and demand fair pricing for cancer drugs invented with taxpayer dollars.

Why is this important?

Drug corporation Novartis is profiteering off taxpayers and children with cancer.

Novartis announced plans to price its new cancer drug, Kymriah, at $475,000 per treatment. But American taxpayers invested over $200 million in the basic science behind the drug.

What Novartis is doing is tantamount to extortion. But we can stop it.

We're holding Novartis accountable. We're demanding Americans do not pay twice for a drug they helped invent. We don't have huge bank accounts like pharmaceutical corporations—but we have each other. We have our voices. Let's stand together and use them. Add your name to this critical petition now.


Reasons for signing

  • I've been blessed by great insurance coverage my whole life, but I've still seen the struggle my parents have gone through when something isn't fully covered, or the claim is submitted incorrectly. I've seen how much things really cost, and it's disgusting. Many people aren't so lucky and have to deal with that out-of-pocket cost just to stay alive... and then they can't afford rent, or groceries, or other things needed to stay alive! It's inhumane and needs to change.
  • It is time for the federal government to tell Big Pharma no more robbing the US taxpayers.The government must negotiate pricing for the American public.It should be illegal to have lobbyist paying off politicians. It should be a 20 year prison term for being a lobbyist.The bribery needs to stop now!!!!!!!
  • we, the people helped develop them, so give us the benefit with a reasonable price!!