Category Archives: Canada

Patents limiting access to ARV drugs used to treat HIV

Source: The Globe & Mail July 18, 2012 By GLORIA GALLOWAY Trade agreements in wealthy countries impact affordability of generic drugs used to reduce spread of HIV/AIDS elsewhere. New ways have been found to dramatically reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, … Continue reading

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Compulsory licensing of generic drugs remains mired in quagmires

Canadian Medical Association Journal News, June 24, 2011 The goal was straightforward and highly-laudable: find ways of providing access to cheaper, generic versions of patented drugs in developing countries to combat public health crises resulting from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria or … Continue reading

Posted in BITS, Canada, Compulsory Licensing, Generics | Leave a comment : Call to action on reforming Canada’s law on compulsory licensing,  a grassroots online community, is inviting people across the globe to bring out positive change in lives of people affected by and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally. The community is currently running a campaign asking for support for … Continue reading

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