Time to Deliver (or not) – Commentary on Canada’s law on exporting generic medicines

Two years ago, Parliament unanimously passed a law to ease access to lower-cost, generic medicines for developing countries confronting an ongoing tide of suffering and death. But so far not a single pill has left Canada. During AIDS 2006, federal Health Minister Tony Clement promised that the government would review the law and fix it to make it work.

So why hasn’t it been used? And what can be done?

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