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Facts and Fallacies

Read our factsheet (updated March 2003) to understand basic terms and issues like how patents and licenses work and how they affect access to medicines and other biotechnologies.

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That nearly one third of the world lacks access to drugs that the World Health Organization (WHO) calls "essential" because they are needed by vast sectors of the population? (World Health Organization)

That about 85% of the basic and clinical research used to develop the top drugs on the market was funded by taxpayers or foreign universities, but the vast majority of the profits go to the US pharmaceutical industry? (National Institutes of Health)

That the patent-based drug industry, ranked the #1 most profitable industry in the world, spent 27% of its revenue last year on marketing, and just 11% on R&D? Pfizer spent 35% on marketing and 15% on R&D, while Merck spent 13% on marketing and 5% on R&D. (Securities and Exchange Commission)

That half the world's population could be provided with generic cardiovascular drugs for conditions like ischemic heart disease, and this would represent less than a 2% profit loss for the patent-based pharmaceutical industry? (Harvard Journal of Law & Technology)

That world drug sales in Africa provide profits equivalent to about three days of fluctuations in exchange rates? Providing competition on AIDS drugs in this sector would affect only 0.5% of world sales. (Center for Global Development)

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