European Union joins fight over drug patentsBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7303.12/a (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:12
- Rory Watson
The European Union is trying to use international patent rules to help developing countries obtain cheaper drugs for fighting life threatening diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
It is pressing the World Trade Organisation to apply flexibility to the agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights to take account of wider policy objectives, …
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