[Ip-health] Truthout on Big pharma in MICs, pre-TRIPS to present

Peter Maybarduk pmaybarduk at citizen.org
Thu May 1 00:17:14 PDT 2014

This story just published by Mara Kardas-Nelson in Truthout covers the history of TRIPS and Big Pharma campaigns in middle-income countries since.


"In January of this year, South African Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi cried foul<http://mg.co.za/article/2014-01-16-motsoaledi-big-pharmas-satanic-plot-is-genocide>: he was publicly pissed about a US-created astroturf campaign<http://cdn.mg.co.za/content/documents/2014/01/16/skmbt36314011511040.pdf> (a faux "grassroots movement" actually led by moneyed interests) meant to undermine the country's efforts to lower drug prices through amending its intellectual property (IP) legislation. ..."

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