Current Focus: Access to Affordable Medicine

The way we make medicines is not working. They are too expensive. They take too long to produce with far fewer breakthroughs. And too few of us have access.

There has to be a better way.

One way is to adopt an “open” philosophy – one that has seen success in industries such as software and publishing. Could sharing and collaboration transform the way life-saving medicines are developed and distributed by the pharmaceutical industry?

To find out we launched the Open Health Initiative in 2009.

We partnered with the University of British Columbia to commission research and interview pioneers and industry experts.

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We are supporting the Access Our Medicine Initiative, a project of Tides Canada Initiatives, to raise public awareness of the global problem of access to affordable medicine.

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