More drugs, less protection

    A study of the impact of the system of intellectual property rights on drug development has highlighted problems that must be addressed. An influential committee meeting this week has the power to bring about change, and should do so.

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    More drugs, less protection. Nature 419, 233 (2002) doi:10.1038/419233a

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