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TED Talks: Season 2012

2012x133 Ellen 't Hoen: Pool medical patents, save lives
TV-PG

  • 2012-10-01T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Patenting a new drug helps finance its immense cost to develop — but that same patent can put advanced treatments out of reach for sick people in developing nations, at deadly cost. Ellen 't Hoen talks about an elegant, working solution to the problem: the Medicines Patent Pool.

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