Thai Official Says U.S. Seeks Talks On Compulsory Licensing
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
The United States proposed to form a committee with Thailand to discuss the latter's compulsory licensing policy for certain drugs. The Commerce Ministry's director-general of intellectual property said the U.S. request is backed by drug makers who also want discussions with Thai officials. The proposal needs to be approved by the ministers of commerce, public health and foreign affairs. The Thai IP minister added that Chinese authorities are seeking advice on the compulsory licensing procedure, but not necessarily for drugs. (Click here for more
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