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Associations Issue Statement on UN High-Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines

The associations listed below represent most major research universities, medical schools, and university technology transfer officers in the United States. We believe strongly that the September 14 Report of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines misguidedly singles out intellectual property rights – particularly patents – as responsible for hindering equitable access to medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and other health technologies. In fact, intellectual property rights make the existence of, and access to, these critical drugs and technologies more likely, not less. Read more.

AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges
AAU Association of American Universities
APLU Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
AUTM Association of University Technology Managers
COGR Council on Governmental Relations

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