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Governments Restrict Access to Healthcare and Prevent Medicine Development:
This report, from the International Policy Network, finds that governments in developing nations often hinder access to new medicines through misguided regulations, taxes, and tariffs. The authors estimate that "50 per cent of people in parts of Africa and Asia have no access to medicines due to harmful government policies."
The article details some of these barriers:
Taxes and tariffs of up to 55 per cent on imported medicines price people out of treatment.
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