According to drug makers US President Joe Biden’s support for waiving patents of Covid-19 vaccines could disrupt a fragile supply chain and that rich countries should instead share more generously withthe developing world.

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) said that if adopted by the World Trade Organisation, the proposal would invite new manufacturers that lack essential know-how and oversight from the inventors to crowd out established contractors. – Reuters (6 May 2021)

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