Patients, Patents and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Most signers of a “Patient Declaration” being circulated in the context of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) talks on R&D for the developing world are financially tied to Big Pharma. That according to a report issued today by Essential Action.

Essential Action’s report, “Patients, Patents and the Pharmaceutical Industry,” shows that the organization circulating the declaration, Patients and Patents, is run by individuals financially entangled with the brand-name pharmaceutical industry. The report also shows that most signers of the “Patient Declaration on Medical Innovation and Access,” which is being circulated by Patients and Patents, are tied to the industry.

The Essential Action report in .pdf form or as an .rtf document.