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Challenges to Implementation

Challenges to Implementation

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Large Molecules, Large Dreams: A Forum on Global Drug Pricing and Sustainable Medical Innovation. In this concluding panel about international drug pricing, speakers discuss the legal pitfalls and complexities involved in global pharmaceutical trade. Gareth Williams notes that the implementation of the key TRIPS agreement (an international law that helps defend intellectual property) has been slow. The law "cannot prevent nations from taking steps to protect public health," and its implementation regarding drug patents has been delayed until 2016 for developing nations. The European Union has created a "fortress Europe," where you can't import products from outside the community. Gary Goodwin cautions conference attendees against chatting even... Show More
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