Daily Archives: August 5, 2010

Patent pool for HIV medicines

According to Businessweek:

“Gilead Sciences Inc., Merck & Co. and Johnson & Johnson are in talks to license their patented AIDS treatments to generic-drug makers in developing nations”

Licences will be made available through a patent pool which will:

“…allow makers of copycat pills to market the drugs in poorer nations… the initiative would be the first pool for HIV medicines”

For more information visit http://www.unitaid.eu/

(Thanks to Victoria Henson-Apollonio for the link)