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More Than 100 Civil Society Groups Issue Open Letter Stating Concerns Over Several Developed Countries’ Stance On WHA Transparency Draft Resolution

Health Policy Watch: Several Developed Countries Want To “Derail” Transparency Resolution — Civil Society Groups Say
“More than 100 civil society organizations and health experts signed on to an open letter [Thursday] calling out Germany, Sweden, Denmark, the U.K., and Australia, along with Austria and the United States, as wanting to ‘derail’ and ‘weaken’ the transparency resolution on drug prices and R&D costs. These countries, along with Spain, Hungary, Poland, and Brazil, proposed changes to the draft resolution at [last] week’s informal consultation of member states at the World Health Organization in Geneva, in the lead-up to the 72nd annual World Health Assembly (WHA) from 20-28 May, where the resolution will be discussed…” (Branigan, 5/10).

Additional coverage of the informal consultation is available from Health Policy Watch.