[Ip-health] CitizenVox: The U.S. government's "watch list" on developing countries' use of health rights
srosenberg at citizen.org
Thu May 2 15:26:38 PDT 2013
The U.S. government's "watch list" on developing countries' use of health rights
By: Peter Maybarduk
SNIP: This year's 301 Report is, as always, an embarrassing application of US power on behalf of Big Pharma and the content industry, and against a number of public interests. The report criticizes compulsory licensing in India and Indonesia, among other pharmaceuticals-related policies.
However, by the limited criteria above, we appear to have made some important progress. This year, Ecuador issued its second compulsory license, for the HIV medicine abacavir+lamivudine. Brazil renewed its 2007 license on efavirenz. Neither of these licenses are mentioned in the report - neither explicitly nor implicitly.
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