How the EU approached the negotiations with the pharmaceutical companies
Cross-posted from Corporate Europe Observatory
The EU Watchdog Radio is a podcast produced jointly by Corporate Europe Observatory and Counter Balance. In this episode, Olivier Hoedeman, campaigner and researcher at CEO, and Bruno Maia, a doctor and activist, talk about the EU, Covid and vaccines.
Olivier discusses how the EU approached the negotiations with the pharmaceutical companies, what we can get from the documents CEO requested access to, and what was the TRIPS waiver agreed with the World Trade Organisation.
Bruno, on the other hand, addresses some of the concepts around vaccines. What are patents and do all vaccines have them? Are there examples with Big Pharma where the story is different? Are all vaccines developed in the private sector, and how are new molecules are developed?
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