Multinational Monitor

JUL/AUG 2004
VOL 25 No. 7


Monopoly Medicine: The Built-In Inefficiencies of a Patent-Based Pharmaceutical R&D System
by James Love

It’s in the Genes: Patent Barriers to Genetic Research
by Lee Drutman

Buy the Numbers: Publishers Seeks Special Database Monopoly Protections
by Robin Gross

The Great Global R&D Divide
by Gunnar Westholm, Bertrand Tchatchoua and Peter Tindemans


The Rise of the Free Software Movement: Freedom from Proprietary Control
an interview with Richard Stallman

A Conspiracy of Silence: The Suppressed Evidence About Anti-Depressants
an interview with Charles Medawar


Behind the Lines

A Healthcare R&D Treaty

The Front
Rigging the System - Lay Does Perp Walk - Remembering Paul Klebnikov - "The Shame of Humanity" - Grief for the Reefs

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award


Names In the News



Organizations Publications

Consumer Project on

P.O. Box 19367
Washington, DC 20036

Free Software Foundation
59 Temple Place, Suite 330
Boston MA 02111

IP Justice
1192 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

UN Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization

7, Place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP

Public Library of Science
185 Berry Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94107

Electronic Frontier Foundation
454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Union for the Public Domain

Science and Intellectual Property
in the Public Interest

American Association for the
Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Social Audit
P.O. Box 111
London NW1 8XG

Health Action International
Jacob van Lennepkade 334-T
1053 NJ Amsterdam

Computer Professionals
for Social Responsibility

P.O. Box 717
Palo Alto, CA 94302

Center for Corporate Policy
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036

Public Citizen
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street, #303
San Francisco, CA 94110

Prometheus Radio Project
P.O. Box 42158
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036

Good Jobs First
1311 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005M

Medicines Out of Control?
Antidepressants and
the Conspiracy of Goodwill

By Charles Medawar
and Anita Hardon
Amsterdam: Aksant, 2004

Free Software, Free Society: Selected
Essays of Richard M. Stallman

By Richard Stallman
Boston: Free Software Foundation, 2002

The $800 Million Pill: The Truth
Behind the Cost of New Drugs

By Merrill Goozner
Berkeley, California: University
of California Press, 2004

The Big Fix:
How the Pharmaceutical Industry
Rips Off American Consumers

By Katharine Greider
New York: Public Affairs, 2003

Science in the Private Interest:
Has the Lure of Profits Corrupted
Biomedical Research?

By Sheldon Krimsky
Lanham, Maryland:
Rowman & Littlefield, 2003

Free Culture: How Big Media Uses
Technology and the Law to Lock Down
Culture and Control Creativity

by Lawrence Lessig
New York: Penguin Press, 2004

The Anarchist in the Library:
How the Clash Between Freedom and
Control is Hacking the Real World
and Crashing the System

by Siva Vaidhyanathan
New York: Basic Books, 2004

Pipe Dreams:
Greed, Ego and the Death of Enron
By Robert Bryce
New York: Public Affairs, 2002



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