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    WHO_SouthKorea

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    Post by WHO_SouthKorea on Sat May 17, 2014 12:32 pm

    The Republic of Korea would like to note that if prices of medications were lowered, more medications would be available to developing nations. We purpose the lobbying of pharmaceutical companies to lower prices of medications intended for international aid. The reason companies would agree would be because of the good PR (public relations). The spread of diseases could be slowed down by more medications and vaccines being bought. Any thoughts?
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    Post by WHO_Norway on Sat May 17, 2014 12:39 pm

    Norway agrees with South Korea that more medication and vaccines are to be used. However, it is important that any medication given should be diagnosed properly by registered practitioners and not just freely or generally given to the public in order to rid of any wrongful prescriptions that may even cause more problems or sicknesses.
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    Post by WHO_Finland on Sat May 17, 2014 12:54 pm

    Finland would just like to point out that most of the expensive medications are NOT for basic health care. As Norway previously stated, developing nations do not have the logistics and infrastructure to distribute medication efficiently and responsibly. In addition to lack of infrastructure, most expensive and extensive treatment options are not cures for disease.
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    Post by WHO_Bangladesh on Sat May 17, 2014 1:00 pm

    Bangladesh understands how South Korea supports this idea of lowering the prices of medicine in pharmaceutical companies so that more medication can be sold, however, in many developing countries the poorer people who do not know much about medicines tend to self-prescribe themselves. As a result, the misusage and abuse of certain drugs do happen in these countries, adding to the problem of antibiotic resistant pathogens.
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    Post by WHO_UK on Sat May 17, 2014 3:39 pm

    The delegation of the United Kingdom does not believe that the spread of disease could be slowed down by vaccines and medicines being purchased, but rather by the distribution of these vaccines and medicines to undeveloped nations. The United Kingdom would like therefore like to ask how the delegate of South Korea proposes to distribute these vaccines and medicines. The UK would support NGOs, volunteers, and UN workers to distribute these medicines and vaccines.
    The UK does definitely support the distribution of cheaper vaccines and medicines, though.
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    Post by WHO_SouthKorea on Sun May 18, 2014 10:59 am

    The intent of the Republic of Korea with this post was to suggest that in regions where certified NGOs are providing vaccines against diseases such as malaria and where the impact of these vaccines is positive for those treated, the price of these medications should be lowered to enable further proliferation of this medical aid.
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    Post by CHINA-who on Sun May 18, 2014 11:25 am

    China would like to point out that, accroding to the basic marketing mechanism, price of goods won't be lowered a lot just because of public relations. China believes that the ultimate solution for lowering the price of medication is to increase the marketing supply of the drugs. With that being said, China strongly suggests that countries around the world to invest more for research of new, cheaper, effective drugs, and China hopes that developed countries around the world such as U.S, Japan, UK will be willing to lead the research. China is more than willing to participate in this kind of research project.

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