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Pharmaceutical Innovation and Essential Medicines

By Thomas W. Pogge, Christian Barry, Matt Peterson | Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Public Ethics Media | September 3, 2008

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Thomas Pogge explains his proposal for dealing with the thorny intersection of public health, intellectual property rights, and poverty. As he sees it, the patent system doesn't work as well for medicines as it does for, say, consumer electronics. Please visit Public Ethics Radio to read more about this broadcast.

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