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Author: Jim Abrams, Associated Press
Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation...to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would...
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Author: Global Citizen
On November 10 , public health groups in a dozen countries launched a global campaign to challenge Abbott Laboratories’ monopolistic hold on Kaletra (lopinavir+ritonavir), a critical HIV/AIDS medicine. The goal is to spur competition by generic...
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Author: B-HRD (Business and Human Rights Documentation Project)
A new “In Focus” feature launched by the Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD) Project details the tactics pursued by “Big Pharma” to protect patents for key drugs in India and Brazil, increasing costs of lifesaving drugs and frustrating ...
Author: Human Rights Education Associates & Human Rights Centre - University for Peace
This short certificate course jointly organised by HREA and the Human Rights Centre of the UN Mandated University for Peace introduces participants to the increasingly significant field of indigenous peoples' rights and looks at the contemporary...
Author: David Brown, Washington Post
Behind...talks at the United Nations and a...document about the need to fight noncommunicable diseases...is a fierce struggle between commercial and health interests...Some of the issues...are the same ones at the heart of...the battle against smoking...
Author: Julien Bouissou, Le Monde
...Novartis est de retour devant les tribunaux indiens pour tenter de faire breveter le Glivec, un médicament utilisé dans le traitement contre la leucémie, malgré trois refus déjà prononcés par la justice du pays...Elles devraient durer plusieurs mois...
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Author: Marie Kostrz, Rue89 [France]
Une centaine de pays pauvres vont enfin pouvoir accéder aux thérapies VIH à bas prix. Le laboratoire californien Gilead a accepté de confier les droits d'une partie de ses brevets à des fabricants de génériques. Un tournant dans le traitement du sida,...
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Author: Jerry Hagstrom, Agweek
Jose Graziano da Silva, the director general-elect of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, said...that he believes in genetic modification in agriculture but is opposed to individual companies being granted monopolies on genetically modified...
Author: Patrick Wintour, Guardian [UK]
Leading internet figures have warned world political leaders against trying to regulate the web…Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, wearing a rare suit and tie, told leaders at the G8 that excessive regulation would not work…G8 leaders agreed a...