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U.N. High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines’ Recommendations Jeopardize Incentives For Pharmaceutical Companies To Create New Drugs

Forbes: U.N. Health Panel Attacks IP Rights Not Viruses Lorenzo Montanari, executive director of the Property Rights Alliance, and Philip Thompson, fellow at the Property Rights Alliance “The U.N. High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines (UNHLP) … report attacks the ‘market-driven’ system and encourages countries to compulsory license any medicine…

U.N. High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines Report Supports Compulsory Licensing For Life-Saving Drugs, More Government-Funded R&D

Financial Times: Poorer countries need rapid access to generic drugs, U.N. says “Poorer countries struggling to afford expensive life-altering drugs should be allowed to override pharmaceutical patents so they can access a cheaper supply of generic drugs, according to a U.N. report published on Wednesday. … According to a much-awaited…

U.N., Countries Must Address All Barriers To Improve Access To Medicines

Devex: U.N. needs to look beyond patents for improving access to medicines David J. Olson, technical adviser for the Palladium Group “…[L]eaks from [U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines’] highly secretive proceedings suggest that the secretary general told the panel to focus on intellectual property and…

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