Category Archives: Generic drug

Gilead Close to Sending $84,000 Drug to Poor Countries

Source: Bloomberg 8 Sep 2014 Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) is close to a pact with generic drugmakers to bring low-cost versions of its $84,000 hepatitis C drug Sovaldi to about 80 developing countries including India, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

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Japan’s attempt to get in stricter patent protection into free trade agreement raises concern

Source: Times of India 2 Sep 2014 NEW DELHI: Even as the Prime Minister’s visit to Japan generates much excitement, there is concern among those working for improving access to medicines regarding Japan’s attempt to get in stricter patent protection … Continue reading

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MSF cautions India on IP inclusion in RCEP talks

Source:Livemint August 26,2014 Mumbai: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, an international not-for-profit organisation working in the field of access to affordable medicines, has cautioned India on the inclusion of intellectual property (IP) in the ongoing negotiations of the … Continue reading

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Médecins Sans Frontières Warns About IP Inclusion In Asian FTA

August 27,2014 The inclusion of intellectual property in the ongoing negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership between 16 countries, most of them Asian, is raising concerns about “TRIPS-plus” measures that could jeopardise generic drugs production in India, according to … Continue reading

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EU nations join forces against ‘exorbitant’ hepatitis C drug

Source: Yahoo News 30 July 2014 Paris (AFP) – France said Thursday it has joined forces with 13 other European countries to negotiate a lower price for a promising new hepatitis C drug that has drawn controversy for its astronomical … Continue reading

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Getting cured of hepatitis C will cost you your pension

Source: Act Up Paris 28 July 2014 Sovaldi® (sofosbuvir), the new medicine against chronic hepatitis C from American laboratory Gilead, highly increases chances of recovery while also decreasing the side effects that make people stop the cure. A hope of … Continue reading

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Cost of Treatment against Hepatitis C: The French Government Must Issue a Compulsory License for Sofosbuvir and Seek the Usage of Generics

Source: Act Up Basel 28 July 2014 Act Up-Basel called the French government to learn from the current situation regarding access to new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) molecules used in the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV), to exercise Article L613 -16 … Continue reading

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