Patent breakers

March 2008
Marketing Health Services;Spring2008, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article reports on the results of a poll which was conducted by Harris Interactive for the online health industry edition of the "Wall Street Journal". The poll found that 57% of U.S. adults are in favor of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's decision to allow production of an inexpensive generic version of an AIDS drug which is manufactured by Merck & Co. The survey also found that 61% of U.S. adults believe that poorer countries should be able to break companies' patents on HIV/AIDS drugs if it would help in the treatment of patients. Other findings from the survey are discussed.


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