News focus: A test of resolve
An agreement on access to medicines thrashed out before the start of the WTO's Cancun meeting was a salve for the beleaguered conference, but the temporary solution still leaves many questions unanswered. Ingrid Hering reports
The breakthrough in the deadlock over poor countries' access to
medicines contrasted starkly with the subsequent collapse of the
fifth WTO ministerial conference, when trade negotiations failed to
impress developing nations.
Access to medicines for developing and least-developed
countries, together with...
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