Published in The American, this article criticizes the World Health Organization's Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property (IGWG), which proposes weakening the international pharmaceutical patent system, as "counter-productive." According to the authors, IGWG's proposals would politicize R&D efforts, create an inefficient and ineffective R&D system, and disincentivize pharmaceutical companies from researching innovative new drugs. To access a copy of this article, please click here.
Stevens, Philip, and Paul Howard. "Patently Obvious." The American, April 16, 2008.