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Switzerland’s schizophrenic attitude towards access to NCD medicines

Med in Switzerland #12 September 2018

Switzerland’s schizophrenic attitude towards access to NCD medicines Medicus Mundi Schweiz The political declaration of the UN high-level meeting on NCDs lacks recognition that medicine prices are excessive and hinder universal access. But a clear reference to public health safeguards was at least included, thanks to the fight back of G77 countries and civil society writes Patrick Durisch. (Photo: Swiss authorities must act to make lifesaving drugs more affordable by introducing compulsory licensing, says NGO Public Eye/ © Sebastien Gerbe)

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