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2 Novartis vs. India: Patents vs. the poor?

Flickr, Brooks Elliott One of the biggest, thorniest dilemmas in global health is coming to a head in India. (And the biggest player in this arena, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with a former top Novartis executive running the global health program, has no comment on it. More on…

2 UN health summit makes food, beverage and drug industries nervous

 Flickr, Roadsidepictures Members of the United Nations General Assembly met this week to come up with a plan to combat chronic disease in poor countries that appears to have some in the food, beverage and drug industries worried. Ten years ago, a similar meeting here produced a massive global response…