Friday, August 29, 2003

Geneva: generic drugs deal ... almost got signed

Last night, the negotiating committee brought the draft resolution to the full WTO council, expecting all the countries to sign-off on it ... but Argentina and the Philippines wanted clarification on some issues and the vote was postponed.

This article in the Economist gives a fabulous rundown of the evolution of the generic drugs debate/deal in the WTO. Best summary I've seen yet.