The Guardian reports that Ivan Lewis, the British minister for international development, will be working to persuade drug companies to give up their patent rights to help treat neglected diseases and pediatric HIV patients in the developing world. Lewis will be meeting with execs to determine whether they will participate in two patent pools.

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