Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Abbott Blinks in Price Dispute Over AIDS Drug

(Headlines) Abbott cuts price of key anti-AIDS drug by more than 50% (Chicago Sun-Times). The larger issue: more and more countries seem poised to follow Thailand's lead in using trade rules from the 1990s to threaten compulsory licensing (International Herald Tribune).

See also this brief background report from the Center for Global Development. For more-detailed background, check out this 2003 report on intellectual property rights and public health from the World Health Organization.

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