Globalization, Patents and Drugs (Second Edition). An Annotated Bibliography - Health Economics and Drugs Series No. 010
(2001; 52 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAbbreviations and acronyms
View the documentIntroduction
View the document1. General articles
Open this folder and view contents2. Country studies by region
Close this folder3. Electronic information
View the document3.1 Some useful web sites
View the document3.2 Interesting discussion groups

3.2 Interesting discussion groups

The issue of the impact of international trade agreements on access to drugs and the pharmaceutical sector is increasingly debated through two electronic discussion groups.

E-Drug is an electronic conference on essential drugs. E-Drug is used by professionals in this field to obtain and discuss current information on essential drugs, including international and national policies, and standard treatment guidelines.

Treatment-Access is an electronic discussion forum created and managed by the Fondation du Présent, a non-profit NGO, which brings together a multisectoral community of more than 12,000 members - half of them in developing countries - to raise and jointly resolve AIDS related issues through email discussion.

Pharm-policy covers pharmaceutical policies, particularly those involving intellectual property, technology transfer and pricing. Anything significant happening gets on this discussion group within 24 hours.

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