Category Archives: Canada

Why pharmaceuticals could be the prescription for trade warfare that truly hurts America

Source: Maclean’s | June 12, 2018 What began as a trade skirmish over Donald Trump’s imposition of a 10-per-cent tariff on Canadian steel and aluminum is now clearly a trade war. The miasma is only just lifting from the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que., in which … Continue reading

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Canada-EU Trade Deal Will Cost Canadians Hundreds Of Millions In Extra Drug Costs: PBO It will take longer for generic drugs to reach the market under the terms of CETA.

Source: Huffpost | April 27, 2018 OTTAWA — An extension of drug patent protections in the Canada-EU free trade deal could end up costing Canadians an estimated $392 million a year, and federal coffers up to $270 million more annually, … Continue reading

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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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