South Africa May Overhaul Patent Policies

South Africa’s government is looking to change its National Policy on Intellectual Property – a move that activists say could make a huge difference in prices for many important medications.  Critics of the current policy say it makes it too easy for companies to win patents on drugs and prevent competition. 

Activists and medical experts said millions of South Africans were denied access to affordable medicines because of the nation’s intellectual property laws. 

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