Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Jot: Brazil Signs Bill to Suspend Drug Patents

In its effort to get the drugs used to battle AIDS as widely and cheaply distributed
Brazil's lower house of government on Wednesday approved a bill that would suspend patents on all antiretroviral drugs and allow Brazilian companies to produce generic versions of the drugs if the Brazilian government cannot negotiate price reductions or licensing agreements with patent-holding pharmaceutical companies.
Thru Karl Jonsson's Weblog


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