James Love: Racist and Ignorant Reactions on Thailand Compulsory License

James Love: Racist and Ignorant Reactions on Thailand Compulsory License - HuffingtonPost, January 25, 2007
...The reaction in some quarters is that compulsory licenses for patents on AIDS drugs are one thing, but Thailand should not touch patents on treatments for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or other common diseases.
Implicit in this argument is the view that people who live in developing countries somehow don't need treatments for the same diseases that "we" do, or that global trade rules only permit issuing compulsory licenses for patents on AIDS treatments. It should be obvious this is wrong on both counts...
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