Author(s): Gyllenhaal C, McChesney JD
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Abstract The first Interim Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy was held October 20-22, 1994, in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the symposium, which was the main scientific focus of the meeting, speakers from both developed and developing countries presented their perspectives on issues regarding intellectual property rights in regard to drug development from natural sources, conservation of natural habitats, and international conventions on bioprospecting. Careful evaluation of existing policies, laws, and conventions; sensitivity to the respective world views of prospective partners; equitable sharing of benefits including scientific collaboration; and a sense of fairness will be necessary to ensure that the genetic resources of all countries will be developed for the benefit of humankind.
This article was published in J Nat Prod
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy