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MSF calls for affordable pneumonia vaccines ahead of Pfizer’s patent hearing in India

Source: MSF India | July 28, 2016 New Delhi/ New York, July 28, 2016 – Tomorrow Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will defend the rights of millions of children around the world to be protected against pneumonia … Continue reading

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The TPP could be Hillary Clinton’s downfall in November, and for good reason

By Rachel Rothschild, The Quartz Hillary Clinton and many of her fellow Democrats meeting in Philadelphia hope to show the party unity arguably lacking when the Republicans gathered in Cleveland. A sticking point to a unified Democratic Party, however, has … Continue reading

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The Significance Of Uruguay’s Win Over Philip Morris International

By Alexandra Nightingale, Intellectual Property Watch| July 21, 2016 The tobacco industry’s global efforts to use bilateral and multilateral agreements to challenge the spread of tobacco control measures such as trademark-minimising plain packages were dealt a significant blow last week … Continue reading

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State Department accused of interfering with efforts for affordable medicines

By Ed Silverman, Stat News | JULY 25, 2016 The US Department of State is being accused of inappropriately interfering with efforts by the United Nations and two countries to ensure access to affordable medicines for poor people. In a blunt letter … Continue reading

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Right To Health, Colombia And US Congress

Todd Howland  Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia The World Post | July 22, 2016 Recent memos allegedly leaked from the Colombian Embassy in Washington describe intense pressure by the pharmaceutical industry and its Congressional allies … Continue reading

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Treatment activists at International AIDS Conference, Durban stand in solidarity with breast cancer survivors who need the lifesaving drug ‘trastuzumab’

Roche has a worldwide monopoly on the breast cancer drug ‘trastuzumab’ (marketed under the brand name Herceptin). In South Africa women with HER2 breast cancer can’t afford the drug as it costs ½ a million Rand (approximately USD 34,000 or … Continue reading

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Letter from 56 non-profits and experts to Secretary of State John Kerry on pressure on global access to medicines initiatives

To Read: http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/07-20-2016-NGO-Letter-to-State-Dept-re-Colombia-HLP-India.pdf    

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