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Big drug companies:
Stop dodging taxes

Pharmaceutical companies claim to bear their fair share of taxes, but their financial statements tell a different story.

The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are cheating people out of billions of dollars in taxes.

That’s money governments could use for health care, but in many countries poor people struggle to afford treatment for preventable diseases and pay for overpriced medicines.

Women and girls suffer the most – they have greater need for health care, and shoulder the burden of missed wages and schooling to care for sick family members.

Nobody should watch their children suffer without healthcare, or be forced to choose between buying food or the medicines they need to stay alive.

What can we do?

As consumers we have a voice. We can demand that companies make changes that can have powerful results.

Johnson & Johnson is one of the largest drug companies in the world and sells products many of us know and use. They are also a huge tax dodger. They claim to bear their fair share of taxes, but their financial statements tell a different story.

Tell Johnson & Johnson to:

  • Pay their fair share of taxes
  • Stop working to rig government rules in ways that undermine the fight against poverty
  • Make their medicines affordable to the people who need them

Call on Johnson & Johnson to stop dodging taxes

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Prescription for Poverty report

New Oxfam research shows that four pharmaceutical corporations—Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & CO (MSD), and Pfizer—systematically stash their profits in overseas tax havens.

They appear to deprive developing countries of more than $100 million every year—money that is urgently needed to meet the health needs of people in these countries—while vastly overcharging for their products. And these corporations deploy massive influencing operations to rig the rules in their favor and give their damaging behavior a veneer of legitimacy. Tax dodging, high prices, and influence peddling by drug companies exacerbate the yawning gap between rich and poor, between men and women, and between advanced economies and developing ones.

Oxfam is advocating for pharmaceutical companies to pay their fair share of taxes, make their medicines affordable, and stop rigging rules and policies in ways that undermine the fight against inequality and poverty.

We are calling on governments to insist that companies publish financial information about every country where they do business, so it is clear if they are paying their fair share of tax.

Read the report

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