Chris (randomchris) wrote in onlygoodnews,
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Developing nations get cheap drugs

Hi, joined a few days ago and felt this was worthy of note:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3193723.stm

"Negotiators have overcome last-minute hitches to reach a deal in Geneva on giving some of the world's poorest countries access to cheap drugs.

World Trade Organisation spokesman Keith Rockwell described the agreement, which settles a long-standing dispute, as "one of the most important decisions" ever taken by the organisation's executive.

The deal could see millions of people around the world receiving medicines to treat killer diseases for the first time. "

More at the article on BBC News Online.
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