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Access to Medicine – Patents versus Patients

Fifa Rahman, Board Member, Unitaid NGO Delegation | Mark Cheong, Pharmacist, Monash University

07-Jan-19 16:00

Access to Medicine – Patents versus Patients

Price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry has become a common feature of health news. Who can forget Martin Shkreli’s infamous price hike of the HIV drug Daraprim, which went from USD13.50 to $750 in the summer of 2015? Are international laws tough enough to ensure that the bottom line is the people and not profit?

Produced by: Tina Carmillia

Presented by: Meera Sivasothy


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Tags:  international tradeintellectual propertyaccess to medicinepatentprice controlcompulsory licensecancer medicinedrug pricessofosbuvirhealth and livingthe bigger pictureHealthcare, Pharma, BiotechHealth


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