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Pharmaceutical patents to be gradually replaced with Prizes and de-commodified R&D
DiEM25 will campaign in support of:
Gradually abolishing patents that guarantee Big Pharma’s monopoly over crucial drugs
Replacing them with Prizes that the EU offers (instead of exploitative patents) to companies that develop necessary medicines
Public support to research centres that choose to share their pharmaceutical research outside the for-profit sector (e.g., University and non-commercial outfits)