Tuesday, October 12, 2010
IPN Briefing Paper:
International Policy Network’s Alec van Gelder will be speaking at this panel discussion on the topic of “What would a world without copyrights look like?” in Brussels on June 22nd 2010.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This paper examines the wisdom of Unitaid's new patent pool for AIDS treatments, considering the weaknesses in the case for such a pool, the lessons from historical examples and the likely consequences for research and development.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The HIV / AIDS crisis bears a number of clinical and practical similarities to the new challenge of producing drugs to treating chronic disease in lower-income countries, providing a useful case study when determining effective strategies. A new literature review by Philip Stevens, the second in a three-part series, examines what can be learned from the global response to HIV / AIDS – and reveals some costly mistakes that should not be repeated.
World Malaria Day, 25 April - The biggest threat is the rise of drug-resistant parasites due to fake and sub-standard medicines. As with other drugs before, this resistance is emerging all along the Mekong, from Cambodia to Myanmar, where the wonder-drug artemisinin is already failing: this threatens malaria victims everywhere.
IPN Opinion article
US cotton subsidies are bad, but they are no reason for Brazil to undermine intellectual property rights.