The government’s policy on intellectual property, which is under discussion, will seek to balance the needs of public health and the interests of innovative pharmaceutical companies, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday... His department released a draft national policy on intellectual property for public comment on September 4... While the policy is wide-ranging, one aspect that has garnered close public attention is health, as activists see the drafting of the policy as an opportunity to lobby for measures they believe will lower the price of medicines.

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