Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Drug Companies are still Evil...

William L. Aldis was the World Health Organization's representative to Thailand. He wrote an article for the Bangkok Post warning Thais not to negotiate away the right to buy life-saving affordable generic drugs in trade talks with the US. The Pharmaceutical industry was very upset about this and ordered the Bush administration to do something about it.

Doctor Aldis was recalled in March by the head of WHO, after a complaint from Washington.

Salon's Andrew Leonard suggests the combined Gates/Buffet fund could allow WHO to have greater independence from government interference. One can only hope.

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