Patents, International Trade Law, and Access to Essential Medicines

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This Q&A answers some common questions about patents and international trade agreements. The rules on drug patents in international trade agreements and domestic laws affect the availability and affordability of medicines. This document explains the connection between patent issues and access to affordable drugs, to help inform advocates for the health of people in developing countries.

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HIV Legal Network
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Terry Gould
Publication Date:
2003
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