Category Archives: Drug prices

The high price of Big Pharma greed

By Leena Menghaney, The Hindu | March 4, 2017 In 2014, an Indian pharmaceutical company was globally the first to receive approval to market a biosimilar, thereby affordable version, of the breast cancer drug Trastuzumab. Almost immediately, Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, … Continue reading

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MSF calls on Japan and South Korea to drop the harmful RCEP measures

Kobe, Japan/New Delhi 22 February 2017 As 16countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)agreement meet next week in Kobe, Japan, for the seventeenth round of negotiations, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is appealing tothe Japanese and South … Continue reading

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Breastcancer doesn’t discriminate. Neither should medicine prices

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US President Donald Trump has called on pharmaceutical bosses to cut “astronomical” drug prices

Source: BBC  During a White House meeting with senior pharmaceutical executives he told the firms to manufacture more of their drugs in the US. However, he also vowed to help the firms by speeding the approval of new medicines and by … Continue reading

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Can drug firms increase health-care access, or just their profits?

Anne Aerts, head of Novartis Foundation, addresses a conference in Basel, Switzerland, looking at the role of drug companies in building health systems. (Credit: Kiara Barnes/Novartis) BASEL, Switzerland — The controversial Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has started work to expand … Continue reading

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Is the govt mulling a surgical strike on medicines?

As dismantling price controls will impact patients, all stakeholders must be consulted Source: The Hindu BusinessLine | November 25, 2016 The Government is keen on another surgical strike, it seems, as moves are afoot to dismantle the NPPA (National Pharmaceutical Pricing … Continue reading

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Contempt notice to Indian government by All India Drug Action Network

The Supreme Court had directed Union of India to bring all life saving and essential drugs under price control (quoted in National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy, 2012). Number of orders have been made regarding price control in the Supreme Court and the … Continue reading

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