WHO drafts pandemic accord including compulsory transparency in pharma contracts
Companies wanting to help tackle, and profit from, future pandemics won’t be able to strike secret contracts with governments, and medicines developed using public funding must be split evenly across the world, the draft accord states.
by ulrich quistgaard, translated by daniel pedersen
Big pharmaceutical companies will have to sign contracts with governments in the open during future pandemics, according to a draft of a new accord backed by the World Health Organization, WHO, Reuters reports.
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