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
[email protected]

Free Software Foundation
59 Temple Place, Suite 330
Boston MA 02111
[email protected]

IP Justice
1192 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
[email protected]

UN Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization

7, Place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP
[email protected]

Public Library of Science
185 Berry Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94107
[email protected]

Electronic Frontier Foundation
454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
[email protected]

Union for the Public Domain
[email protected]

Science and Intellectual Property
in the Public Interest

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

Social Audit
P.O. Box 111
London NW1 8XG
[email protected]

Health Action International
Jacob van Lennepkade 334-T
1053 NJ Amsterdam
[email protected]

Computer Professionals
for Social Responsibility

P.O. Box 717
Palo Alto, CA 94302
[email protected]

Center for Corporate Policy
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]

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

Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street, #303
San Francisco, CA 94110
[email protected]

Prometheus Radio Project
P.O. Box 42158
Philadelphia, PA 19101
[email protected]

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]

Good Jobs First
1311 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005M
[email protected]

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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