Impact of Pharmaceutical Patents Evergreening as a Barrier to Health

Creator: Red Latinoamericana por el Acceso a Medicamentos
Topic: access to medicines
Contact: Lorena Di Giano,

Multinational pharmaceutical companies seek to keep their monopolies on medicies by using evergreening strategy. Which consist to apply to several patents over the same molecule (drug) by making just little changes of formulation. This prevent millions of people around the world of accessing essential medicines to sabe their life. This video explain in simple and friendly language how organized community may and should act to secure universal Access to Health!

Country: Region: Latin America (unspecified countries)
Population: Members of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Issue: Access to Medicines
Length: > 5 Minutes
Language (Spoken): Spanish
Language (Subtitles): None