Patent law + self-interest = double standard

Kristen Vernon

The Canadian government wants to have its cake and eat it too.

It acts one way when the health needs of Canadians are at stake but responds another way when developing countries want to safeguard their citizens’ health.

No cases of anthrax were found in Canada. But fear of anthrax attacks such as those in the United States prompted Health Canada to stockpile the anti-anthrax drug, ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, sold by Bayer under the brand name Cipro. read more

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