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February 22, 2007

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Roger TATOUD

This is the first well balanced article I read on the subject. It also clearly spells out the technicallity of Art.31 of the TRIPS which many journalists failed to understand (ignoring the non-commercial use part of it).

One could emphasised that Thailand may have been more diplomatic in its approach, but overall the Thai Govt is acting within the law and using a right that many countries have employed before (including the US and several european countries).

One precision on the use of plavix. Obesity affects all citizens and is considered by many (including the WHO) as the next epidemic Asia will have to face. Sale of Plavix may target the upper class, but use of the generic will target the whole population.

Regards
Dr Roger TATOUD
http://thainaids.byethost10.com

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