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:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Kathy Goin is joining ... Operations. She brings years of expertise in establishing and leading clinical operations at ... a licensed occupational therapist, through a variety of leadership roles in Clinical Operations, ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Customers often ... control technology again and again. METTLER TOLEDO has released two new videos that ... illustrate how integration of the ACT350 into Siemens and Allen Bradley PLCs is ...
(Date:5/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Cancer diagnostics and pathology workflow solution provider ... Association for Pathology Informatics Annual Summit at the Wyndham Grand Hotel ... Diagnostic Cockpit and Consultation Portal, Inspirata will present research it led to help ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... In response to the strong base of ... Systems, Inc. announces the release of their Gait Trainer 3 with an Integrated Music ... biomedical system to aid in rehabilitating individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/5/2017)... April 5, 2017  The Allen Institute for Cell ... Explorer: a one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital window into ... data, the first application of deep learning to create ... cell lines and a growing suite of powerful tools. ... these and future publicly available resources created and shared ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... , April 3, 2017  Data ... precision engineering platform, detected a statistically significant ... product prior to treatment and objective response ... the potential to predict whether cancer patients ... to treatment, as well as to improve ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017  higi, the health IT company that ... North America , today announced a Series B ... of EveryMove. The new investment and acquisition accelerates higi,s ... to transform population health activities through the collection and ... higi collects and secures data today on behalf ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):