Category Archives: Innovation

Draft Pharmaceutical Policy, 2017

Source: All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN) The Department of Pharmaceuticals has circulated a Draft Pharmaceutical Policy, 2017 which can be accessed here. The draft policy identifies the following key objectives: a. Making essential drugs accessible at affordable prices to the … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- James Love, Knowledge Ecology International

These are the notes I used when providing the KEI comments at the July 25, 2017 civil society stakeholder forum at the 19th round of the RCEP negotiation. My name is James Love. I work for Knowledge Ecology International, an … Continue reading

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IP watch: UN human rights council adopts access to medicines resolution

Source: IP Watch | June 23, 2017 The United Nations Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution on the right to health in relation to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including a call for medicines and vaccines access for … Continue reading

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Lexmark: The Supreme Court’s patent exhaustion case and parallel trade in drugs

Source: Knowledge Ecology International The Supreme Court’s decision in IMPRESSION PRODUCTS, INC. v. LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.  has clarified that the United States has world wide exhaustion of patent rights.   According to Professor Fred Abbott, who knows a lot about this issue, and … Continue reading

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Better life through medicine—let’s leave no one behind

Source: http://www.thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies  rightfully addresses the need to guarantee access to essential medicines for all. However, we cannot achieve any real progress without acknowledging that the current patent-based business model and the way we … Continue reading

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If Modi Really Wants Affordable Medicines, Why is His Niti Aayog Pushing in the Opposite Direction?

The government’s premier policy-formulating agency recently recommended measures to deregulate the pharmaceutical sector and make essential medicines more expensive. New Delhi: Even as the prime minister repeatedly expresses his commitment to providing affordable medicines in the country, it appears that the NITI Aayog … Continue reading

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US Bill on drug prices: Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act

Source: www.franken.senate.gov A bill on drug prices has been introduced in US Congress to bring down prescription drug prices. The Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act aims to ensure that drug companies put patients before profits and bring relief to families … Continue reading

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