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Medicines Patent Pool Welcomes WHO’s Updated Essential Medicines List

As WHO Calls On Originators To License Their Medicines To MPP

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The Medicines Patent Pool has welcomed the WHO’s updated essential medicines list that includes four medicines already licensed to the MPP, of which two were developed through MPP licensees. The WHO’s updated list includes SGLT2 inhibitors – oral medications used to lower blood glucose levels – for which the MPP and the International Diabetes Federation have committed to improve affordable access in low- and middle-income countries. 

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