Category Archives: Hepatitis C

Flawed patents on hepatitis C drugs latest to be challenged in global push for access

Source: MSF Access Campaign New Delhi/New York, 14 February 2017–Five new challenges against patents on crucial new medicines to treat hepatitis C filed in India and Argentina are the latest in a global push to ensure access to affordable treatment. … Continue reading

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Unavailability of Affordable Hepatitis C Treatments Threatening Malaysian Lives

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that over one million people in low- and middle-income countries have been treated with a revolutionary new cure for hepatitis C since its introduction two years ago.

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Hepatitis C: Gilead patent on sofosbuvir partially maintained following MdM patent opposition

(Paris, October 5th 2016) European Patent Office (EPO) has taken its decision following Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) patent opposition on Gilead Sciences’ Sofosbuvir. MdM applauds EPO’s decision to revoke partially the patent.

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Doctors push Italy to demand generics for pricey hep c drugs

By Giulia Paravicini, Politico| Sept 19, 2016 Italy’s biggest doctors association Fnomceo wants the government to make available generic versions of pricey hepatitis c drugs so more patients can have access to them. “We want to make these drugs available for … Continue reading

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Sofosbuvir patent dispute- Delhi High Court update

A writ petition was filed before the Delhi High Court by I-MAK and DNP+, challenging the grant of patent to costly Hepatitis-C drug, Sofosbuvir. The first hearing for the case was expected take place on 13th September. However, the hearing has … Continue reading

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Six Indian pharma companies get new licences to supply generic drugs

By Shreerupa Mitra-Jha, Firstpost | July 8, 2016 The UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced on 7 July new generic manufacturing licensing, for antiretrovirals (ARVs) and direct acting anti-viral (DAA) for treating hepatitis C, with seven pharmaceutical companies, six of … Continue reading

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India allows Gilead to patent Hepatitis C drug. Here’s why it is cruel

By Vishakh Unnikrishnan, The CatchNews | May 14, 2016 Landing a blow to efforts to make vital drugs more affordable, the Indian Patent Office has granted the American pharmaceutical company Gilead a patent for sofosbuvir, which is used to treat … Continue reading

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