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On World AIDS Day, threat to access to medicines looms large

By Shailly Gupta, Jakarta Post| December 2, 2016 Today millions of people living with HIV in South-East Asia are receiving treatment and leading healthy lives thanks to affordable generic antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines. Governments and treatment providers across Asia, such as … Continue reading

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Delhi HC sets aside Centre’s decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination drugs

By Akanksha Jain, The Hindu| December 1, 2016 In a major development and big relief to pharma majors, the Delhi High Court on Thursday set aside the Union government’s decision to ban 344 fixed-dose combination (FDC) drugs, including well known … Continue reading

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RCEP must not be another TPP, say 316 regional civil society groups

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should not be used as a model for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)*, 316 civil society organisations from across the Asia Pacific have warned as the sixteenth round of negotiations begin this week in Indonesia.

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TPP Inquiry: Government majority backs a dead horse but Labor and Greens slam TPP

Source: Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network Ltd. The report of the Government-majority Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has predictably endorsed the ratification of the TPP, AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today.

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Is the govt mulling a surgical strike on medicines?

As dismantling price controls will impact patients, all stakeholders must be consulted Source: The Hindu BusinessLine | November 25, 2016 The Government is keen on another surgical strike, it seems, as moves are afoot to dismantle the NPPA (National Pharmaceutical Pricing … Continue reading

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DNP+ demands strengthening of HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill

  Don’t Turn Back on Right to Treatment 25 November, 2016 The HIV/AIDS Bill is a unique achievement in public health legislation seeking to benefit millions of people living with and vulnerable to the disease.  It seeks to address HIV/AIDS … Continue reading

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TPP failures must not be repeated in other agreements

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald| Nov 23, 2016 Donald Trump didn’t kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. His opposition was only the final blow which came at the end of more than six years of criticism of the TPP in … Continue reading

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