Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 84, Number 5, May 2006, 337-424

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

WHO’s Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health; Open access and copyright as alternatives to patents; Access to medicines as a human right; Should genes be patented?; Access to life-saving medicines stumbles on trade rules; Rich and poor countries divided on patent treaty; Meeting the need for treatment: the initiatives; Bulletin interview: do patents work for public health?

EDITORIALS

Public health, innovation and intellectual property rights: unfinished business
- Tomris Türmen & Charles Clift

The impact of open access upon public health
- Virginia Barbour et al.

Intellectual property and public health
- Anatole Krattiger & Richard T Mahoney

Public health ethics and intellectual property policy
- Barry N Pakes

NEWS

News

Access to AIDS medicines stumbles on trade rules; Rich and poor countries divided on patent treaty; Protecting traditional knowledge: the San and hoodia; Meeting the need for treatment: the initiatives

WHO News

Bulletin interview: Do patents work for public health? - Interview with Carlos Correa; CIPIH report: main recommendations; Recent news from WHO

POLICY & PRACTICE

Patents and clearing houses
- Esther van Zimmeren et al.

TRIPS and priority vaccines
- Julie Milstien & Miloud Kaddar

Benchmarking intellectual property
- Sisule F Musungu

Essential medicines and human rights
- Hans V Hogerzeil

Incentives for research on neglected diseases
- Stephen M Maurer

Intellectual property and research collaboration
- Dave A Chokshi, Michael Parker, & Dominic P Kwiatkowski

DNA patenting: implications for public health research
- Graham Dutfield

Antiretroviral pricing in Global Fund programmes
- Ashwin Vasan et al.

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEW

Bilateral free trade agreements and access to medicines
- Carlos María Correa

ROUND TABLE

Human rights approach to essential medicines
- Xavier Seuba
Commentaries: James Packard Love; Jonathan Kahn; Helena Nygren-Krug & Hans V Hogerzeil

PERSPECTIVES

Staking claims in the biotechnology Klondike
- John Sulston

Expanding global research and development for neglected diseases
- David J Winters

Patent policy and public health in developing countries: lessons from Japan
- Reiko Aoki, Kensuke Kubo, & Hiroko Yamane

Report of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights: an industry perspective
- Eric Noehrenberg

Report of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health: a call to governments
- Ellen ’t Hoen

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Making medicines affordable: studying WHO initiatives
- Nuria Homedes


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