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U.N. agency says coronavirus emergency could trump some patent rights

GENEVA (Reuters) – Discussions are under way on enabling wider access to some patented drugs and medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the U.N.’s intellectual property agency said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry speaks at the opening ceremony of the fifth World Internet Conference… Read More »

Nonpartisan agency asks for pause to Arkansas Medicaid work requirements

A nonpartisan government agency has asked the Trump administration to pause a Medicaid program in Arkansas that requires certain beneficiaries work or train for work as a condition of keeping their medical coverage. The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, or MACPAC, sent a letter Thursday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar… Read More »