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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.

If the new WHO accord as recently drafted had been in effect during the Covid-19 pandemic, Pfizer and Moderna would have been compelled to reveal contract terms | Photo: Finn Frandsen

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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