Category Archives: Patent Opposition

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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Patent denied, price of prostate cancer drug may go down

The Indian Patent Office recently denied a patent for the drug Xtandi (Enzalutamide) by Japanese firm Astellas Pharma used in  treatment of prostate cancer. This decision comes in the light of the pre-grant opposition filed by pharma companies BDR Pharma, drug … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C: Gilead patent on sofosbuvir partially maintained following MdM patent opposition

(Paris, October 5th 2016) European Patent Office (EPO) has taken its decision following Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) patent opposition on Gilead Sciences’ Sofosbuvir. MdM applauds EPO’s decision to revoke partially the patent.

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Gilead using Data Exclusivity in Ukraine to monopolise Hep-C drug Sofosbuvir

Impact of data exclusivity in Ukraine on access to affordable generic version of sofosbuvir ( direct acting antiviral – DAA used for Hepatitis C treatment)  Chronology of events/facts Pharmasset originally developed Sofosbuvir. Gilead Sciences acquired Pharmasset including its Hepatititis C compounds sofosbuvir for … Continue reading

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India allows Gilead to patent Hepatitis C drug. Here’s why it is cruel

By Vishakh Unnikrishnan, The CatchNews | May 14, 2016 Landing a blow to efforts to make vital drugs more affordable, the Indian Patent Office has granted the American pharmaceutical company Gilead a patent for sofosbuvir, which is used to treat … Continue reading

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