April 17, 2001: MSF letters to Pharmaceutical Companies

Letters set from Nicolas de Torrente, Executive Director of Medicines Sans Frontieres, to the heads of seven pharmaceutical firms on April 17, 2001, regarding the industry's lawsuit against the government of South Africa.

MSF Executive Director Nicolas de Torrente also sent a letter to President Bush on April 17, 2001, urging him to "state publicly and unequivocally U.S. support of South Africa's right to use legal measures that comply with international trade agreements, namely the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), to improve access to essential medicines."

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