Obama, forgetting again

Let’s just keep medicine out of the hands of the poor for the sake of higher Pharma profits, says Obama, as covered at Knowledge Ecology:


Today the U.S. government confirmed it was supporting Tom Bombelles for WIPO Director of Global Challenges. From 1991 to December 2008, Bombelles was a lobbyist for PhRMA, and then Merck, where he often designed strategies to oppose compulsory licensing of patents on medicines in developing countries. In early 2009 the Obama Administration pushed the WHO to hire Bombelles as a consultant on influenza preparedness, and asked that WIPO offer him a consultancy in the Global Challenges programs. Since then, the USPTO has pushed his candidacy for this key WIPO job, which among other things, deals with access to medicine

Obama, forgetting again

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