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India’s IPR Policy to fully protect patents: Nirmala Sitharaman

Source: Business Standard 25 July 2015 The final draft of the National IPR Policy has been circulated for inter-ministerial consultation and is likely to be put up to the Union Cabinet for approval soon National IPR Policy, which is currently … Continue reading

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Gilead Limits Enrollment in its Hep C Patient Program to Pressure Insurers

Source: WSJ 21 July 2015 In a bid to push back against payers, Gilead Sciences is limiting enrollment to its patient assistance program for hepatitis C drugs, which helps people obtain the Sovaldi and Harvoni treatments when they lack sufficient … Continue reading

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AstraZeneca not importing enough of diabetes drug: Lee Pharma

Source: Business Standard 8 July 2015 The move was a sign of the evolution of compulsory licensing in India, say experts Hyderabad-based Lee Pharma, which applied for a compulsory licence of international drug major AstraZeneca’s patented diabetes medicine Saxagliptin last month, … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific Partnership building momentum for deal this summer

Source: The Globe and Mail 8 July 2015 Canada and the 11 other countries taking part in Pacific Rim trade talks will push for a deal at a meeting of ministers expected to take place in late July or early … Continue reading

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Harvey Bale, former Director General of IFPMA, says Fast Track “favors the powerful over the weak”

Source: KEI Online Former IFPMA Chief’s (Harvey Bale’s) Quote on TPP: Submitted by James Love on 12. June 2015 Following the Friday vote in the House of Representatives which effectively blocked movement (for now) on the Trade Promotion Authority, and … Continue reading

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TPP Negotiations Lack ‘Oversight And Scrutiny,’ Australian Parliament Report Reveals

Source: HNGN 30 June 2015 The “Blind Agreement” report says that because lawmakers are only allowed to officially review trade laws once they have officially passed, “Parliament is faced with an all-or-nothing choice” on whether to approve the accord. An … Continue reading

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EU, India aim to resume stalled FTA talks in August

Source: Livemint 30 June 2015 Commerce secretary says this is the best time to conclude the deal to give a boost to textile and leather exports New Delhi: Despite the ongoing turmoil in the euro zone over Greece’s debt crisis, … Continue reading

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