South Africa, Drug Companies Spar Over Intellectual Property Laws
January 17, 2014
Reuters: South Africa slams Big Pharma in generic drugs row
"South Africa on Friday slammed global drug firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favor cheaper generic drugs, accusing pharmaceutical companies of a 'satanic' plot to commit 'genocide.' ... South Africa is in the final stages of implementing a new law that would allow generic drugmakers to produce cut-price copies of patented medicines and make it harder for firms to register and roll over patents ..." (Motsoeneng, 1/17).
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