Category Archives: Cancer

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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Cancer Drug Price Rises 1, 400% With No Generic to Challenge It

By Peter Loftus, Wall Street Journal Since 2013, the price of a 40-year-old, off-patent cancer drug in the U.S. has risen 1,400%, putting the life-extending medicine out of reach for some patients. Introduced in 1976 to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin … Continue reading

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Gilead’s Patents on Hepatitis C Drug Challenged by Consumer Group

Source: Bloomberg Gilead Sciences Inc.’s U.S. patents on the blockbuster $84,000 hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi were challenged by a consumer group that’s battled the drugmaker around the world over the pricing.  The Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge, a nonprofit focused on … Continue reading

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