TITLE

WTO's new rules allow poorest to import drugs

AUTHOR(S)
Eggertson, Laura
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/14/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 4, p444
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a plan by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to legislate a waiver originally drafted in 2003, which would allow least-developed countries to import generic drugs in public health emergencies. The waiver pertains to Article 31 of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual property Rights (TRIPS), requiring drugs to be sold in the domestic market of the countries that produce them. Médecins Sans Frontères criticizes the waiver.
ACCESSION #
19777020

 

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