AbbVie adds children's AIDS drugs to shared patent pool

December 1, 2014 12:16 AM

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AbbVie adds children's AIDS drugs to shared patent pool

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has added two HIV medicines for children to a shared patent pool in an initiative that should speed the development of cheap new pediatric formulations for use in poor countries.

It is the latest win for the non-profit Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), which aims to persuade leading drug companies to share rights to their products with generic manufacturers in India and elsewhere.

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