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Neither Expeditious, nor a Solution
The WTO august 30th decision is unworkable
August 1, 2006
Médecins Sans Frontières decided to place an order under the Jean Chrétien Pledge to Africa for a triple fixed-dose combination antiretroviral drug for patients in its HIV/AIDS projects. That was in 2004, over two years ago.
Not one pill has been exported, and not one patient has yet benefited from the Canadian law.
The WTO August 30th decision does not address the problems faced by developing countries in accessing medicines at affordable prices. The world still lacks an expeditious solution to exporting patented life-saving medicines.
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