30 June 2012

How Extending Patent Protection For Antibiotics Creates Perverse Incentives To Render Them Useless

We take antibiotics and their ability to kill practically all bacteria for granted. But scientists are increasingly warning that we may be about to leave what might come to be seen as a golden age for anti-bacterial drugs, and enter a post-antibiotic era. As the World Health Organization’s Director-General said, quoted in an article on the Citizen Vox site

On Techdirt.

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