The lack of an Ebola vaccine decades after the virus was discovered is due in part to IP protections in trade deals like TTIP that discourage innovation according to NGO, Health Action International (HAI).
The WHO has delayed its controversial EB 124/14 amendment that would, according to some groups, broaden the organisation’s definition of “counterfeit” from its current focus on patient health to include infringements of intellectual property.
The European Commission has profiled the top 100 biotech technology
offers in a new brochure, which showcases the offers in such a way
that encourages European researchers to pursue the exploitation of
their own research results.
After a two-year tug-of-war, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has
solidified a landmark agreement to allow poor nations to import
generic versions of patented drugs to treat serious diseases or
China has defended its decision to overturn Pfizer's patent on its
blockbuster drug for erectile dysfunction, Viagra (sildenafil), in
a ruling that was seen as a blow to hopes that the country would
enforce intellectual property...
Much has been written on In-Pharmatechnologist.com about the
impact on China of accession to the World Trade Organisation and
the effects on the domestic pharmaceutical industry of the
resulting need to comply with international intellectual...