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Activity 3: Pharmaceuticals for the Developing World?

Students will read the article “Ethics and AIDS Drugs” from TIME Magazine, then consider the following question:

“Should HIV/AIDS drug patents be enforced in the developing world?”

Students divide into two groups: one representing pharmaceutical companies and one representing developing countries. Optionally, a third group representing the US government may also be included. Each group should formulate their group’s answer to this question, and find 3-5 articles sources supporting their view. Each group then presents their arguments. These presentations are followed by a rebuttal period and summary statements.