TRIPS COUNCIL

BY KEITH NUTHALL
A GROUP of developing countries has said that progress towards creating differential pricing arrangements for pharmaceuticals should not undermine the right of their governments to authorise the emergency production of drugs, as well as parallel imports of low cost lines.

The suggestion was made during a meeting of the Council for TRIPs, (the agreement on trade related intellectual property rights), at the World Trade Organisation, by a number of African countries, Barbados, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Thailand and others. The ...


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