Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Efforts in Medicine Proving to be Fruitful

Major drug companies have received pressure from groups like the World Health Organization to relax their patent-protection policies. Breakthrough advancements in the field of medicine that were once kept secret by drug giants like Britain's GSK and America's Pfizer are gradually being shared with ordinary, yet capable scientists and institutions. This collaboration leads to drastic cost reductions in Research & Development and ultimately faster drug development - thus, more lives saved. Pfizer and GSK, once global competitors, have teamed in a joint research effort called ViiV, which combines patents for progress in HIV.

-Nick Mohazzabfar