Rules that extend drug patents face challenge

Sibbald, Barbara
October 2003
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/28/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 9, p950
Academic Journal
Reports on an investigation being conducted by the Competition Bureau of Canada into whether a method of prolonging drug patents contravenes Canadian law, as of October 2003. Factor which led to the review; Threat posed by the runaway cost of drugs to public medical care, according to Mike Luff, spokesperson for the National Union of Public and General Employees; Allegations of the coalition against companies that underwrites the development of new drugs.


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