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Large number of people in developing countries "impoverished" by medicines

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Executive Summary

Researchers are calling for more use of generics, differential pricing by the R&D pharma industry and even compulsory licensing after a study looking at the prices of four medicines and the income levels of people living in 16 poor countries found a large portion of their populations (up to 86%) would be "impoverished" should they need to purchase one of the four treatments.






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