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Uganda Calls for Continued Drug Patent Exemption

Talks resumed this week at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on the question of renewing the pharmaceutical patent trade exemption for the world's least developed countries. Representing those countries at the talks is Uganda alongside Nepal and Bangladesh. At issue is a U.S. government proposal to impose a ten-year limit on the exemption. Ugandan officials say that change could cost lives in the countries that need access to new low-cost generics the most. Under current World...

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