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Guatemalan HIV patients slam new trade rules

Author: Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters, Published on: 30 March 2005

Dozens of Guatemalan HIV patients, many with paper bags over their heads to protect their identities, protested on Wednesday at new U.S.-backed trade rules they say rob them of access to medicines...Pharmaceutical companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb, which makes an HIV medicine protected in Guatemala under the new rules, say the changes are needed to protect innovation.

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Related companies: Bristol-Myers Squibb