In wake of 9/11, drug-patent rules change

Cassels, Alan
February 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/5/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 3, p366
Academic Journal
Focuses on the World Trade Organization meeting in Doha, Qatar in November, 2001. Debate about access to patented drugs in developing countries; Agreement to allow poor countries to make or import generic versions of patented drugs; How the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks in the United States and subsequent bioterrorism scares may have influenced the decision.


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