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Women Worldwide Need Greater Access To Generic Reproductive Health Supplies, Some Manufacturers, Advocates Say

Intellectual Property Watch: Access To Generic Reproductive Health Supplies Decades Behind Medicines?
“Despite a massive worldwide push to improve access to contraceptives, generic manufacturers say they’re not yet getting a good share of the pie. … ‘Why is it that while the whole world has moved towards generics because of the cost benefits. But in reproductive health the same suppliers are supplying the market — purchased by UNFPA and other international agencies — as they were purchasing from 30 years ago?’ said [Lester Chinery of the Concept Foundation]…” (Anderson, 9/19).

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