Trump administration siding with former Obama aide at U.N. to protect industry profits

The Trump administration, fresh off its battle against breastfeeding at the United Nations, is once again pressuring countries to revise a U.N. public health resolution, this time focused on tuberculosis.

The U.S. is seeking to remove language asserting the legal right for developing countries to override drug industry patents and license low-cost versions of otherwise expensive TB medicines, arguing over the wording of a draft declaration for a high-level meeting on tuberculosis scheduled to take place in September.

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Source: The Intercept

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By David Dayen

Published: Aug. 10, 2018, 11:46 p.m.

Last updated: Aug. 10, 2018, 11:47 p.m.

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