Category Archives: Protest&Campaigns
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It is with great sadness that the Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) coalition shares news of Tobeka Daki’s death. Tobeka, was a single mother from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, a daughter, a friend, a woman living with HER2 positive breast cancer, … Continue reading
Treatment activists at International AIDS Conference, Durban stand in solidarity with breast cancer survivors who need the lifesaving drug ‘trastuzumab’
Roche has a worldwide monopoly on the breast cancer drug ‘trastuzumab’ (marketed under the brand name Herceptin). In South Africa women with HER2 breast cancer can’t afford the drug as it costs ½ a million Rand (approximately USD 34,000 or … Continue reading
Petition by civil society to President Hollande on exorbitant prices of cancer drugs & demands transparency in pricing of innovative drugs
To fight the soaring prices of cancer medicines globally, French Cancer League last week initiated a petition to reiterates the following issues: Prices of cancer treatments are “unjustified, illegitimate, unacceptable & unsustainable” for the French public health system Medicines should … Continue reading
Iol news, Nobember 19, 2015. US and European pharmaceutical industries see South Africa as “ground zero” for keeping their large profit margins, say Julia Hill and Catherine Tomlinson.
Treatment Action Campaign; October 29, 2015. Cape Town/ Johannesburg – The Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) Campaign, today called on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to end years of pharmaceutical company price gouging and broken promises for patent law … Continue reading
Hepatitis C patients in Malaysia urgently need access to affordable Sofosbuvir. Help them by signing this petition to the Health Minister of Malaysia in the run-up to the International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur.