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1. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Doctors without borders (medecins sans frontieres MSF) has started an international petition. The purpose is to prevent that treatment of HIV patients in developing countries get into danger. Many HIV patients in the developing countries are depending on unbranded medicins because they are cheaper. These unbranded medicins are from India. 80% of the 80.000 HIV patients that are under treatment of MSF, get a better life by using unbranded medicins.

Medicin manufacturer Novartis thinks that India is violating the international patent and started a lawsuit. When Novartis wins the case, India also has to take a patent on the HIV inhibitors, which means that these medicins get too expensive for millions of HIV infected people in the third world and the MSF.

Personally I think this is a ethical issue and manufacturers should forget the financial issue. Novartis is basically in its right but will this be at cost of millions of lives?

Sign here

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

signed, and going to send the link to some friends.

3. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Quoting Herr Bert

signed, and going to send the link to some friends.

-ditto-

4. Posted by Galskygge (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Signed and sent to a friend who I'm sure will sign it. I wish I knew more people who would sign it, but sadly I don't. Most people I know don't sign petitions and stand up for particular rights, etc. Not even the important ones.

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

thanks you guys for signing. i think its a very good thing;).

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Ive signed the petition too.

7. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Purdy

Ive signed the petition too.

Excellent!!!

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

I signed it and got...

Hartelijk dank voor het ondertekenen van de petitie

This French is a bizzare language

9. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

/signed

Corporations really turn my crank..

10. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting james

I signed it and got...

Hartelijk dank voor het ondertekenen van de petitie

This French is a bizzare language

In Australia they would say; "It's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick". G'day;)

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 21, 2007, at 11:15 PM by wouterrr ]