Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation

Fighting a pandemic requires the urgent need to research, develop, and produce countermeasures. It is equally critical that these technologies are affordable and available to all: the continued presence of Covid-19, no matter where it is, puts the entire global population at risk. We score companies on their practices, and provide guidelines to improve them.

Scoring Pharma behaviour: The Fair Pharma Scorecard

In a pandemic, no one is safe until everyone is safe. In the early days of the outbreak, billions in public financing were mobilised to support urgently needed research and development on Covid-19 countermeasures. But this public financing did not in practice lead to equitable access to resulting vaccines and therapeutics.

The 2022 Fair Pharma Scorecard ranks 30 different Covid-19 products produced by 26 companies, based on how closely companies chose to adhere to human rights commitments, transparency, international cooperation, and equality, non-discrimination and equity. 

We have uploaded the scorecard and several related materials (guidelines for better behaviour, methodology information, and policy recommendations) to their own website. Access it by clicking below.

Archive: Good Covid-19 Company Practices

Note: the 2021 GCCP Scorecard was replaced by the 2022 Fair Pharma Scorecard, which measures 30 products of 26 companies.

The 2021 GCCP scorecard is however still available from our archives, and some information on methodology is provided below:

The Good Covid-19 Company Practices aimed to maximise transparent and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics by monitoring and stimulating companies developing these products to adhere to Good Company Practices.

What were the GCCP?  These are 19 good practices that pharmaceutical developers/manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines & therapeutics should undertake to align their actions with human rights principles and international standards for equitable access to medicines. The GCCP scorecard will illustrate how selected companies are performing on these 19 good practices. Each company can receive a green, yellow, or red score on those practices that can be judged based on information in the public domain or provided by the company. The 19 practices were based on human rights principles and international standards.

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