The global health community is an ambitious group; we often gravitate to the "big ideas" that revolutionize the way that things are done. But sometimes you don't need to change the rules to make a difference - you only need to apply them creatively.
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Victoria Hale, head of OneWorld Health, an innovative non-profit pharmaceutical firm, reckons that compulsory licensing could prove "the last blow" that pushes the drug industry away from looking for cures for diseases of the poor world, which are already woefully neglected...
Bruce Lehman, a lawyer who worked on the TRIPS [sic] accord in the Clinton administration, thinks it is cynical for middle-income countries "to avoid paying their fair share of drug-discovery costs."