Wonderful country. Smart people.
And especially smart when it comes to the issue of compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals.
The people I met with (from a wide variety of professions) all agreed that the Brazilian government's move towards expropriating patents was nothing more than a media stunt that might save a few political lives -- but no real ones.
More importantly, the people I met with agreed that, in the long run, such unethical moves were unwise for the future of Brazilian health care -- because what their nation needs are partnerships in health care -- not meaningless confrontations. Allies not adversaries.
So, don't believe everything you hear from certain NGOs. All this running dog lackey health care imperialism blather is nothing more than anti-pharma agitprop.
I was there. I heard it.
(Hear that, Jamie?)