President Cristina Kirchner on Friday also urged that patents not be used in producing a swine flu vaccine -- arguing that such a move could save millions of lives.
Using patent rights to preserve an economic advantage in this case "would condemn millions of people to death," Kirchner argued at a Mercosur summit.
The continuous rise in Swine Flu cases has prompted governments and corporations to stockpile anti-virals with Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche reporting that sales of Tamiflu soared 203 percent in the first six months of 2009.
There were also a seen rise in the proliferation of fake Swine Flu vaccines as evidenced by the recent raid in the Philippines of a group selling fake vaccines.
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