n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Patent flexibilities face new threats : pharmaceutical focus - generics

Volume 43, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



The role generic medicines play in enabling access to affordable, life-saving medicines is being threatened by big pharma's abuse of intellectual property rights (IPR) in free trade agreements (FTAs). The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) details the impact this is likely to have on the abilities of various countries to address public health imperatives.

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