A tragically naive Canadian law for tragically neglected global health

Attaran, Amir
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/5/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 12, p1726
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the law passed by Canada's Parliament giving manufacturers of generic drugs to override the patents of brand name drugs for developing countries. He contends on the implementation of the law, which was made in support to the World Trade Organization's medical reform. Seeing the law ineffective with zero treatments for zero patients, he condemned the continuous efforts and capital losses for trying to make the law usable than spending into more medical concrete aspects.


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