Neat, Plausible, and Wrong
Why the focus on intellectual property fails to address the complexities of medicinal access in India
Stephen M. Sammut and Daniel S. Levine
Released in San Francisco, June, 2016
Supported by and prepared for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises
The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BIO and ABLE.
There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken
The report's authors conclude that there are eight factors that are the basis for the access to medicines problem, and that these must be addressed on a global basis by a concerted collaboration by stakeholders as diverse as the biopharmaceutical industry, governments, multilateral organizations, care