Category Archives: Evergreening

TPP May Be Dead but Big Pharma’s Still Getting Away with Murder

By: Vijay Das |Source: Telesur For every trade advancement in the name of improving public health and access to essential medicines, Big Pharma counters. The Trans-Pacific Partnership may officially be dead yet a looming free trade battle remains in the … Continue reading

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Switzerland wants stricter intellectual property rules in India that could harm generic drug makers

By Jyotsna Singh, Scroll | March 23, 2017 Developed countries continue to put pressure on India to move to stricter intellectual property regimes that would favour multinational pharmaceutical countries over generic drug manufacturers. A new leaked document shows that the … Continue reading

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European FTA pushes for tougher IPR rules under ongoing trade talks with India

Switzerland proposed that India agree to broader patentable principles, as per a leaked note on the proposed Intellectual Property Rights chapter of the talks   The leaked note followed a telephone conversation commerce minister Sitharaman and Swiss minister for economic … Continue reading

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India–EFTA trade talks may make medicines more expensive

MSF and civil society urge Swiss negotiators not to undermine the ‘pharmacy of the developing world’   Geneva/New Delhi, 22March 2017 – Asintellectual property (IP) negotiators from India andthe four countries from EFTA (European Free Trade Association) meeting New Delhi … Continue reading

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Healthcare Groups Challenge Patents On Three New Hep-C Drugs In India

Source: Business World The patent challenges could remove barriers to production and distribution of affordable generic versions of direct-acting antiviral medicines, which are currently sold at very high prices Patient and healthcare aid groups, including I-MAK and Delhi Network of … Continue reading

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Healthcare and patient groups oppose patents on crucial hepatitis C drugs

By Rupali Mukherjee, The Times of India  MUMBAI: Healthcare aid and patient groups have come together in patent courts to fight against “abusive strategies” of Big Pharma, to ensure access to affordable treatment in hepatitis C. The Initiative for Medicines, … Continue reading

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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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