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Canada's access to medicines regime: not a panacea to developing world

For those who say that intellectual property is a barrier to access in the developing world, I fundamentally disagree. IP is the cornerstone of research and discovery.

We as Canadians should be proud that Canada was one of the first countries to enact legislation that responds to the developing world's need for access to pharmaceuticals. Canada's Access to Medicines Regime was passed into law unanimously by Parliament in a spirit of compassion that reflects Canadian values and the values of the research-based pharmaceutical community. Our members wholeheartedly support the principles of this legislation as one of many tools to respond to the need for medicines in the developing world.

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Canada's access to medicines regime: not a panacea to developing world

For those who say that intellectual property is a barrier to access in the developing world, I fundamentally disagree. IP is the cornerstone of research and discovery.

We as Canadians should be proud that Canada was one of the first countries to enact legislation that responds to the developing world's need for access to pharmaceuticals. Canada's Access to Medicines Regime was passed into law unanimously by Parliament in a spirit of compassion that reflects Canadian values and the values of the research-based pharmaceutical community. Our members wholeheartedly support the principles of this legislation as one of many tools to respond to the need for medicines in the developing world.

  

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