Category Archives: Cancer

The Cost of Cancer: WHO Report Says Expensive Drugs ‘Impairing’ Access to Cure

Source: NEWS18 1st Feb 2019, New Delhi A recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says the standard treatment for breast cancer can drain 10 years of average annual income in India. Forty-five-year old Virendra Sharma’s father was diagnosed … Continue reading

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Time to put a stop to the abuse of orphan drug regulation- the latest scandal

10th Jan 2019, New Delhi Source: Medicines Law and Policy Today, the Dutch Medical Journal (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde) reported on the case of lutetium-octreotaat, a cancer drug developed by researchers in the Dutch Erasmus medical centre in Rotterdam. For … Continue reading

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Patient Advocacy Successes in Fight for Medicines

by Fran Quigley, Health & Human Rights Journal | June 26, 2018 Access to essential medicines is a well-established component of the human right to health, but it is a right that remains elusive for millions of people across the globe. The … Continue reading

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Ingredients for WHO roadmap on access to medicines at civil society side event

Source: Intellectual Property Watch | May 25, 2018 On the side of this week’s World Health Assembly and hours before the Assembly agreed on preparing a roadmap on access to medicines, two civil society groups held an event on the … Continue reading

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Scottish government urged to make breast cancer drug available to Scots

Source: The National | April 24, 2018 A WOMAN forced to choose between accessing a breast cancer drug and moving back to be near family in Scotland has urged Holyrood (Scottish government) to help patients. Dunise MacIver was working in London when doctors … Continue reading

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Scottish Compulsory Licensing campaign launches today

Highlighting a new campaign aimed at the Scottish government on the price of Roche’s pertuzumab for breast cancer Dunise is a Scottish woman with breast cancer. Right now she is getting access to a drug pertuzumab (Perjeta) because she live in England.

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Paying Tribute to a Warrior Against Big Pharma: Zahara Heckscher

Source: Public Citizen | By Melinda St. Louis Peaceful warrior Zahara Heckscher, who passed away on February 24 at the age of 53, after her years-long battle with breast cancer. Among her many talents as a writer, poet, teacher and facilitator, Zahara was … Continue reading

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