Category Archives: Drugs

On Announcement of All Oral MDR TB regimen by Indian Government

26th Sep 2019, New Delhi On 25 September Wednesday, at the event- TB Harega Desh Jitega organised in New Delhi, the Central TB programme announced the rolling out an all oral Multi Drug Resistant TB regimen across the country starting … Continue reading

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Senators Chris van Hollen and Rick Scott introduce bill on reasonable pricing of federally-funded drugs

Source: Keionline 5th August, 2019   This is a copy of the “We PAID Act” by Senators Chris van Hollen (D-MD) and Rick Scott (R-FL). The We PAID Act The 31 page bill creates a new non-profit organization to determine reasonable … Continue reading

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Government lobbying with unregulated markets to accept Indian drug standards

Source: Health Economic Times 5th August, 2019   India’s commerce ministry is in talks with at least 10 nregulated economies and will have a detailed meeting with their regulators. HYDERABAD: The Indian government is lobbying with certain unregulated markets to accept Indian … Continue reading

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Price transparency is exactly what the doctor ordered

Source: Washington Examiner 28th June, 2019   On behalf of doctors across America and their patients, I am writing to underscore the importance of the executive order President Trump signed this week on “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare.” Everyone … Continue reading

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UK, Germany, dissociate from WHO drug pricing resolution

Source: The Lancet 10th June, 2019   The passage of a landmark resolution on improving the transparency of markets for medicines at the latest WHA fails to narrow the political divide. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva. Few issues are as politically … Continue reading

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UK government refuses to sign up to WHO pricing transparency resolution

Source: Pharmafile 4th June, 2019     The UK government has refused to sign up to a global resolution on transparency in drug pricing which urges governments to share information on the prices they pay for drugs. The draft resolution would … Continue reading

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Medicine price transparency is a sticky issue at WHA

Source: Health-E-News 27th May, 2019   The World Health Assembly reports that universal health coverage is gaining momentum, but many governments are intent on keeping their medicine prices secret. For 10 years, Bolu Rambhav Omble, a 65-year-old labourer from Pune in … Continue reading

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