Category Archives: Drug prices

WHO: Proposed work program on “fair price” undermines affordability of medicines

Source: The Third World Network | May 21, 2018 by KM Gopakumar Geneva:  The proposed work program on fair price raises concerns on affordability of medicines. The document was prepared by the Secretariat of the World Health Organization (WHO)for the … Continue reading

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Letter to US Secretary of Health and Human Services by US-based groups

25th May 2018 New Delhi On Friday, 18th May 2018  27 US-based groups sent a letter to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services calling for increased transparency in the biomedical innovation system. The letter can be read here. … Continue reading

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Trump directs USTR to take up pricing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices

Source: The Economic Times| May 13, 2018 President Donald Trump today directed his top trade negotiator to strongly take up with all countries the fixing of prices of American pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Describing such fixing of prices by other … Continue reading

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To Lower Drug Costs at Home, Trump Wants Higher Prices Abroad

Source: The New York Times | May 9, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump, poised on Friday to unveil his strategy to lower prescription drug prices, has an idea that may not be so popular abroad: Bring down costs at home … Continue reading

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MSF Responds to President Trump’s Speech on Drug Pricing

Source: Medecins Sans Frontieres | May 11, 2018 The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) made the following statement today in reaction to President Donald Trump’s speech on drug pricing. Trump stated that, “When foreign governments … Continue reading

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Trump’s high drug pricing speech: transcript of trade relevant section

Unofficial transcript of Trump’s ‘other countries freeloading’ portion of the high drug pricing speech  Starts at about 30:30 minutes into this video “…Finally as we demand fairness for American patients at home, we will also demand fairness overseas. When foreign … Continue reading

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The Irish Times view on drug prices: Big Pharma’s hostages

Source: The Irish Times | May 7, 2018 Rising prices of new medicines are having a profound impact globally and are now exceeding the capacity of even the wealthiest of countries to pay, a recent Dublin conference on drug prices … Continue reading

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