Navigation Links
Abbott vs. Thailand has implications for innovation and access

Many of you have been following the Abbott Laboratories story regarding its Kaletra AIDS drug and the conflict with the government of Thailand over patent protection and drug pricing. Some of you may regard this as a relatively isolated tiff between a single drug company and another developing country. Others consider this to be a ......

Full article >>> iland, remarking that Abbott has spent over $300 million last year alone in humanitarian relief worldwide. Activists as well as shareholders supportive of the Abbott decision spar (fortunately peaceably).

Without taking sides, this sounds to me like a lose-lose situation out of a Shakespearean "tragicomedy," layered by miscommunication and blinkered outlooks. Both sides have valid points,......

Full article >>> ieved a short-term victory on Aluvia pricing, but it lost out on significant other life-saving medicines for their population. That being said, AIDS is a monumental problem in Thailand. The prevalence in that population is estimated at over one percent, which consequently makes AIDS one of the leading causes of death in that country. To a large exten......

Full article >>> s are exporting medicines to developing countries. That reason is called comparative advantage. The U.S. has a comparative advantage relative to other nations in quite a few industries. Aircraft is one of them, military technology is another, financial services also ranks high on the list and, of course, pharmaceuticals and medical technology are significant sources of comparative advantage.
......

Full article >>> t opportunity at medical diplomacy and a failed chance at improving the perception of the U.S. among other nations.

The efforts of U.S. companies to export healthcare technology and medical expertise to other nations becomes not just a business matter but something that should be part of our foreign policy and all the support and encouragement that entails.

So how does this broad......

Full article >>> usly speaking about the Civil War and arguing not only for his vision of a united United States but perhaps more importantly pointing out the state of mind required to achieve that vision. In our time, the dogma that innovation justifies high prices is not necessarily invalid, but we need to think anew and act anew.

Previous articles by Ogan Gurel



Source:wistechnology.com By Ogan Gurel 05/01/07


Related biology technology :

1. A prognosis for GE and Abbott Diagnostics
2. Wisconsin court halts Abbotts sale of genotyping products
3. Wisconsin court affirms damages in Innogenetics, Abbott patent case
4. Abbott Labs campus in Kenosha could send ripples through local biotech
5. Abbott Executive Jim Tyree Takes IBIO Helm
6. Promega Announces Agreement with Abbott
7. Changes to U.S. patent law must nurture our culture of innovation
8. Visions: Benson touts embedded innovation
9. UW System must remove barriers to innovation
10. In western Wisconsin, the innovation economy is growing
11. Scott Converse, UW-Madison School of Business, on the innovation mind-set
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... Scientists at the University of Athens say they have evidence that the ... research that could lead to one good one. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an ... The team evaluated 98 mesothelioma patients who got a second kind of ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company’s orphan drug designation request ... second orphan drug designation granted by the FDA. , Spinocerebellar ataxia is ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Jolla, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... financial planning for corporate executives and entrepreneurs, held The Future of San Diego Life ... in the San Diego life science community attended the event with speakers Dr. Rich ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... ... 23, 2016 , ... PrecisionAg® Media has released its latest ... The paper outlines the key trends that are creating both opportunities and challenges ... lot of highs and lows as the precision agriculture market has grown and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/3/2016)... VILNIUS, Lithuania , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... today released the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification ... deployment of large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can ... and accuracy using any combination of fingerprint, face ... of MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Sweden , April 28, 2016 First ... M (139.9), up 966% compared with the first quarter of 2015 ... profit totaled SEK 589.1 M (loss: 18.8) and the operating margin ... 7.12 (loss: 0.32) Cash flow from operations was SEK ... The 2016 revenue guidance is unchanged, SEK 7,000-8,500 M. ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... April 27, 2016 Research ... Multi-modal Biometrics Market 2016-2020"  report to their offering.  ... The analysts forecast the global multimodal ... 15.49% during the period 2016-2020.  Multimodal ... sectors such as the healthcare, BFSI, transportation, automotive, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):