EU seeks fast-track bypassing of pharma patents in emergencies

© Reuters. The EU flag is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union wants faster procedures to produce generic versions of drugs without the consent of patent holders, an EU document says, in a move meant to bypass usual intellectual rights protections […]

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Buffett’s Berkshire bets on Big Pharma, invests in four drugmakers

© Reuters. Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, pauses while playing bridge as part of the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:) Inc said on Monday it has begun investing in the stocks of four large drugmakers, betting on an industry that could benefit […]

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