Mothers to deliver ashes of children who died rationing insulin to Cambridge drug corporation
Civil disobedience, die-in planned by drug price activists
The mothers of two young adults with diabetes who died while rationing insulin last year will deliver the ashes of their children to Cambridge pharma corporation Sanofi. The mothers will be joined by activists from at least five local groups that are demanding a reduction in insulin prices so that no more people die.
Sanofi is one of the Big Three manufacturers of insulin that are charging as much as a 5,000 percent markup on their products. Three people with diabetes died while rationing last year, including the children of the two mothers, Antroinette Worsham and Nicole Smith-Holt, who will be leading the protest.
Friday, November 16
11:30am – Gather at Micro Center, 730 Memorial Dr., Cambridge
12:00pm – Arrive at Sanofi Corporation, 640 Memorial Dr., Cambridge
Protest and civil disobedience against the high price of insulin. Marching, chants, die-in, speakers, sign-holding, and delivery of ashes.
Join patients, nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, students, and others to protest outrageous insulin prices. Sponsoring organizations include the RCA (Right Care Alliance), the DSA (Democratic Socialists of America), PNHP (Physicians for a National Health program), Harvard Medical School Racial Justice Coalition, and others.
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