Compulsory licensing of an antiretroviral in Brazil

As part of our research on compulsory licensing we have now added a case study on efavirenz – the antiretroviral that Brazil needed for its public funded HIV treatment program. Brazil was forced to do so because of failure of negotiation for a voluntary license by the patent holder, Merck. This case is the first addition to a new section entitled: Case Studies in Global Health

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  • i live in brazil and a have aids and make use of drugs made in brazil like efavirenz and other the treament is wonderful the hospital emilio ribas in sp capital is wonderful i have no money and the goverment pay all this is the best thing that exist in brazil and the rest of the world may follow ,thaks for jose serra polico brasileiro who begging the generic drugs thanks for my life

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