Category Archives: Drug prices

People living with hepatitis C and HIV challenge evergreening patents on lifesaving hepatitis C drugs in India

New Delhi, 10 July 2018: Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) has filed today two patent oppositions before the Indian patent office, challenging additional patent claims by US pharmaceutical corporation-Gilead Sciences for the hepatitis C medicines sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. These … Continue reading

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Transparency in drug pricing an important goal: Dutch health minister

By Rema Nagarajan, The Times of India | June 21, 2018 Netherlands health minister Bruno Bruins was in India recently to promote investments in life sciences and health with affordable healthcare being a key concern for both countries. Bruins spoke to the Times … Continue reading

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Drug prices row: EU health chief hits back at Trump view that Europe is ‘free-loading’ on US innovation

Vytenis Andriukaitis calls ‘fake news’ on Trump drug price blame game. Tariffs on medicines – if ever proposed by the US – would be ‘a humanitarian tragedy’, he says by Éanna Kelly, Science Business Health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has flatly rejected the … Continue reading

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How the Government Can Lower Drug Prices

Source: The New York Times | June 20, 2018 In Baltimore, the health commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, uses a need-based algorithm to decide which emergency rooms, needle-exchange vans, E.M.T.s and opioid outreach workers receive the city’s limited supply of naloxone — … Continue reading

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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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