Saturday, January 12, 2008

Former ITSSD Intern Reveals How American & European Activists and Politicians Attack U.S. Intellectual Property Rights

The New War on Drugs:
Activists and Politicians Attack Intellectual Property Rights

Capital Research Center - Organizational Trends

January 2008

America’s pharmaceutical industry is the envy of the world and the savior of millions of sick people. But activist groups, many of them founded by Ralph Nader and funded by liberal foundations, are campaigning to limit the industry’s incentives to produce new life-saving drugs. Their strategy focuses on undermining the intellectual property rights that protect pharmaceutical innovation.

By Karl Crow

Karl Crow is a 3rd Year student at Temple University's Beasley School of Law. In 2007 he was an intern at the Institute for Trade, Standards, and Sustainable Development (ITSSD) in
Princeton, New Jersey.

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