"Appropriative" patents a long-term problem - Parthasarathy

September 1, 2023 NPR Planet Money

Shobita Parthasarathy, NPR Planet Money:  :"Shobita Parthasarathy is a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. She says this practice had been going on for a long time."

PARTHASARATHY: The way that a lot of pharmaceutical companies got their knowledge was often from going to other countries and finding out about Indigenous knowledge and then coming back and testing that. So there's a famous case of Eli Lilly patenting a treatment for Hodgkin's disease that had come from the periwinkle plant in Madagascar.

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