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Give Me Your Patents and Your Poor

Generic medicines could ease suffering, but international pact faces national barriers.

In the wake of the World Trade Organizationís agreement earlier this year to allow poor countries to import generic versions of certain on-patent drugs, doubts have surfaced as to the real benefit to countries in need. Skeptics are concerned that the elaborate paperwork required will create a difficult-to-negotiate bureaucracy that is fraught with legal peril.

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