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MSF Webcast Examines Issues Of Access To Medicines

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) features an archived webcast from September 5 of “a short preview and discussion of [the new documentary] ‘Fire In The Blood’ and current U.S. government trade and global health policies, with expert panelists, including the film’s director, as they examine this history and explain how the battle for affordable medicines and equal access for all patients continues today, through, for example, the proposed provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) which threaten to restrict access to generic competition.” Panelists include Els Torreele, director of the Access to Essential Medicines Initiative of the Open Society Foundations; James Love, director of the Knowledge Ecology International; Dylan Mohan Gray, director, producer, writer and editor of “Fire in the Blood”; and Sharonann Lynch, HIV/AIDS policy adviser with Doctors Without Borders (9/6).

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