Archive - Ago 17, 2006 - Article

Victory for HIV carriers as Glaxo drops patent bid

Original Publication Date: 
16 August, 2006
After being pressured by Thai and international activists for years, GlaxoSmithKline has withdrawn its patent application for a key anti-retroviral drug in Thailand and India.

Free trade pacts more dangerous than WTO

Original Publication Date: 
16 August, 2006
In the wake of the collapse of the Doha talks in the World Trade Organization (WTO), negotiations for the country to enter into an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement (FTA) have become more urgent for industrialized countries. But independent think-tank IBON Foundation warns that entering into an FTA could be even more dangerous than liberalization under the WTO.