Don’t commend theft of AIDS’ drug patents

Don't commend theft of AIDS' drug patents - The Hill, October 18, 2007
Imagine if Congress sponsored a resolution praising a foreign government — which recently seized power in a military coup — for stealing from U.S. companies and deliberately undermining the fight against AIDS.
Amazingly, that’s exactly what’s happening. The military government of Thailand, which came to power in a coup last September, is actively stealing patented medicine from the very companies that have developed the leading cures for AIDS...
Never mind the fact that manufacturing the drugs actually costs more than buying them through legal channels — or accepting them for free. Clearly, this decision was about enriching cronies in the GPO, not helping Thai AIDS patients...
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