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Access to Medicines

Overcoming obstacles to medicines access

As the 2020 World Health Assembly re-convenes in Geneva, an international coalition of think tanks urges governments to commit to simple reforms to accelerate access to medicines, including those in the process of being developed for Covid-19.

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Essential Medicines and Patents

This paper provides an update to previous efforts to understand the nature of the EML (Essential Medicines List), while expanding previous information in part to the existence of new freely accessible online databases showing patent status and participation in programs to provide access.