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New Thai Health Minister Promises To Break Drug Patents

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Thailand's new health minister has made it clear he intends to use the country's compulsory licensing law to ensure Thais have access to key drugs at lower prices. Public Health Minister Chaovarat Chanweerakul's stance on the issue had been doubted by non-government organizations that feared he would side with drug makers and not use the CL policy. But at Chaovarat's arrival on the job, he promised he would break patents on life-saving drugs when necessary. (Click here for more
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