No­var­tis, Eli Lil­ly and Ab­b­Vie join grow­ing list of Big Phar­mas sev­er­ing ties with Rus­sia

Af­ter watch­ing the on­go­ing chaos of Rus­sia’s in­va­sion of Ukraine, a grow­ing line­up of the world’s biggest phar­ma gi­ants are tak­ing their next, close­ly watched steps amid a glob­al back­lash — pulling out of Rus­sia for a full slate of busi­ness ac­tiv­i­ties and, for some, hand­ing over prof­its on any­thing that re­mains.

The lat­est moves come af­ter crit­i­cism of phar­ma for fail­ing to stop do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia — while many of the world’s busi­ness­es have been pulling a hasty re­treat out of Rus­sia as bombs fall in Ukraine.

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