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Drug company ethics

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:58

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    John le Carré's new novel (reviewed on p 55) features drug company exploitation of the developing world. In real life as well as in fiction, drug companies are big, powerful, and motivated by money. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been in the forefront of the campaign to ensure that disadvantaged populations get the medicines they need. Its website explains what its campaign is about and exactly …

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