Category Archives: Delinkage

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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UN High Level Panel report is good prescription for change in access to medicines

Source: PharmaLetter | October 18, 2016 In our weekly expert view piece, Rohit Malpani, director of policy and analysis for Mèdecins Sans Frontiéres Access Campaign, discusses the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel report on Access to Medicines and looks at the … Continue reading

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Pay big pharma to solve antibiotics crisis, says UK government review

The Guardian; Pharmaceutical companies should be given cash incentives of up to $3bn to find and develop new antibiotics desperately needed to keep infections at bay, according to a UK government review. Jim O’Neill, the economist and former chair of … Continue reading

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Talking drug prices #6: Openness vs. secrecy in drug development

Plos Blogs. October 22, 2015. By Mat Todd Contributors in this series on drug prices and access to medicines have mentioned important issues related to policy, finance and intellectual property. I’d like to make a few comments from the point of view … Continue reading

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Talking about drug prices #5. Double-billed: Why we’re paying high prices for drugs – and why we shouldn’t need to

Plos Blogs; October 21, 2015.By Manica Balasegaram, MSF Access to Medicines Last month, Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, acquired Daraprim, a 60 year-old drug used to treat toxoplasmosis, and unapologetically raised the price 5,500% overnight. Shkreli caused such outrage … Continue reading

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Talking Drug Prices #4: Drug pricing is out of control, what should be done?

Plos Blogs, October 19, 2015. By James Love, International intellectual property rights analyst, Knowledge Ecology International Today we are confronted with three related set of issues dealing with the pricing of new drugs, vaccines and medical devices. There are cases where older … Continue reading

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