Conservatives Defeat Bill Promoting Developing World Access to Generic Drugs

The Conservative government has defeated a bill designed to amend the Access to Medicines Regime that allows for enhanced access to generic pharmaceuticals in the developing world. Despite the fact that other countries are doing far more to support access, Industry Minister Christian Paradis claimed the bill would violate WIPO standards.


  1. Missing word
    Presumably “other countries are doing far to” should be “other countries are doing far *more* to”

  2. Where would we be, if not for those WIPO standards…