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Newspaper Editor Takes On Anti-CL Health Minister

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The head editor of the Bangkok Post said in a commentary Thailand's new minister of Public Health caused his own problems by opposing the government's compulsory licensing policy for drug companies. The commentary said the minister was facing "troubles of his own making" for threatening to eliminate the policy, among other issues, instead of focusing on health care. The Post editor-in-chief said Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has defended his health minister by saying he was being "unfairly vilified for favoring pharmaceutical manufacturers." The editor said he did not believe Health Minister Chaiya Sasomsab would "easily give up his intention to have the CL policy revised." (Click here for more
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