Thailand Will Not be Humble before Pharmaceutical Companies

31 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Thailand Will Not be Humble before Pharmaceutical Companies</h1><p>May 31, 2007 (LPAC) - Thai Health Minister Mongkol na Songkhla, who has led the international campaign for generic AIDS drugs against Al Gore and his pharmaceutical company friends, today told a Thai audience that, "From now on, if anyone threatens or pressures us regarding the Compulsory Licensing, we will react. We will not apply Thai humility to let them one-sidedly attack us."</p><p>Noting that Thailand spends 35% of its health budget for drugs, Mongkol said that henceforth, the registration of drugs in Thailand will require that companies explain their price structure, Bangkok's <em>The Nation</em> reports today.</p></div></body>