CKUT/Daily Audio: Die-in organizers discuss third world access to vital medicines
Uploaded: 9 Apr, 2009
Recording Date: 7 Apr, 2009
Topical for: 1 Month
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: CKUT/Daily Audio: Die-in organizers discuss third world access to vital medicines
Description: From the McGill Daily, April 6, 2009: "Two dozen â€œdeadâ€� students slowed traffic at campusâ€™s Y-intersection on Wednesday to demand speedier delivery of medication to developing countries.
The die-in was spearheaded by the McGill Global AIDS Coalition (MGAC) and protested the inefficiency of Canadaâ€™s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR). The regime was passed in 2004 as an amendment to the Patent Act which allows drug manufacturers to synthesize cheaper versions of patented medications for export to countries that do not have access to them. However, CAMR has only exported AIDS drugs once since its establishment, sending drugs to Rwanda."
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