DOJ Keeps the Spotlight on Patient-Assistance Charities: Is This CSR?

| February 16, 2017

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Last summer, NPQ reported on a Department of Justice investigation into the uses of corporate philanthropy in supporting out-of-reach drug costs. We wrote then that patient-assistance charities funded primarily by Big Pharma are structured as independent funds to provide co-pay assistance to people with specific diseases. They have been accused of serving as public relations “foils” to help attract patients to high-priced drugs. The drug companies must take care, however, in that they are prohibited from trying to steer charitable contributions toward paying the cost of a particular drug that they might produce.

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Raise the Region collects over $1.4 million for local nonprofits

Article | March 16, 2020

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