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Jun 02, 2003
 |  BioCentury  |  Politics, Policy & Law

EU tries again on reimports

The European Council last week adopted a regulation aimed at preventing the reimport of certain drugs that have been delivered to poor countries at strongly reduced prices to the European market. The EU hopes that the scheme will motivate companies to increase the supply of medicines for HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis to poor countries, and provide a basis for working around the compulsory licensing logjam at the World Trade Organization.
Most developed countries already have legislative and regulatory mechanisms to prevent reimportation of drugs, but they have been inadequate if substantial...

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