Uganda says drug firms block less-expensive generics

06/19/2013 | AllAfrica Global Media

A senior Ugandan health official alleged that strict enforcement of international patent protections would prevent thousands from gaining access to live-saving drugs for such diseases as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Government medical adviser Denis Kibira charged that global pharmaceutical firms want to roll back intellectual-property provisions that allow for production of cheaper generic medicines to deal with public health crises.

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