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Iol news, Nobember 19, 2015. US and European pharmaceutical industries see South Africa as “ground zero” for keeping their large profit margins, say Julia Hill and Catherine Tomlinson.
Third World Network, November 19, 2015. By KM Gopakumar. Geneva – The World Health Organization has proposed to join the intellectual property enforcement initiative of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund).
The recent price hike of Daraprim, a 62 year old medicine used against toxoplasmosis, created a massive public outcry against Turing Pharmaceuticals, who had just acquired the drug, and its CEO Martin Shkreli, making him “the most hated man in America”. How is … Continue reading
Livemint, November 23, 2015. Geneva – Many members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have called for reaffirming the commitment to continue negotiations on all outstanding issues of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) at the Nairobi Ministerial Declaration, a panel of … Continue reading
Livemint, November 23, 2015. Geneva – The US and Switzerland have agreed not to introduce a controversial norm in the global patent law regime for pharmaceutical products for another two years until end-2017 at the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to … Continue reading
Source: IP Watch 19 Nov 2015 South American countries are negotiating with pharmaceutical companies to obtain common cheaper prices for high-cost medicines. The first target of initial negotiations delivered lower prices for hepatitis C and HIV. Further negotiations are expected … Continue reading
The New Yorker; October 26, 2015. The next time your neighborhood barista offers you a character sketch of the beans that went into making your Chemex pour-over, try asking him about biopiracy, the appropriation of indigenous knowledge of nature by corporations … Continue reading