WTO/WHO – PRICING

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE PHARMACEUTICAL industry has been urged to embrace differential pricing policies in the developed and developing worlds, as a means of earning enough money to cover research costs, (in richer countries), whilst keeping drugs affordable in poorer countries. A joint World Health Organisation and World Trade Organisation workshop staged in Norway heard speeches urging companies to allow market forces to determine differential prices, to negotiate discounts with purchasers, (including bulk sales), to forge licences between patent owners and ...


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