U.N.’s medicines report a victory for Doctors Without Borders, a blow to pharma industry

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The highly anticipated report on access to medicines was released by the U.N. today. Still hot off the presses, the report has garnered both admiration and scorn. The biopharmaceutical industry called the document a “missed opportunity” by ignoring the common issues that restrict access. For Doctors Without Borders, it was a major victory

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U.N.’s medicines report a victory for Doctors Without Borders, a blow to pharma industry