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Mar 30, 2023

Patents and politics among early US proxy season highlights

Groups want to know about patent extensions amid political scrutiny of drug prices
Shareholder proposals targeting major pharmaceutical companies and resolutions looking into corporate spending on political activities are among those featuring in what is set to be another groundbreaking US proxy season for ESG. Ahead of this year’s AGMs, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) co-ordinated the filing of proposals with nine pharmaceutical companies about their use of intellectual property. The companies at issue are AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli

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Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Corporate Secretary, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...
Editor-at-large, Corporate Secretary