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NaturalNews.com – Ecuador president Correa to override drug patents in order to provide affordable medications

Date: Oct 20, 2009

[archive-title]Ecuador president Correa to override drug patents in order to provide affordable medications
NaturalNews.com, October 19, 2009[/archive-title]
“The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, announced Sunday that he planned to override a number of pharmaceutical patents in order to provide more affordable medicines to the People of Ecuador. In a statement, Correa explained that access to medicine is a “human right” and that he intends to seek “compulsory licenses” to acquire medications considered indispensible.”
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