Category Archives: Right to Health

Patients Over Profits: Families Unite to Fight for Healthcare and Justice

Source: The Wire | May 27, 2018 New Delhi: Tragedies can be tipping points for change. And through their bereavements, four families have come together to demand accountability and change from the government as well as from private hospitals. They are … Continue reading

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Abbott India stops importing Xience Alpine stents

Source: The Economic Times | April 27, 2018 NEW DELHI: Some of Abbott’s high-end stents will no longer be available in India, with the company halting imports of the products from Thursday because of price limits set on them, ET … Continue reading

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Formal Submission -The National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan(2017–20)

22nd Dec, New Delhi Formal Submission -The National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan(2017–20) Technical inputs to address viral hepatitis in key vulnerable populations People living with HIV/HCV co-infection, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), transgenders (TGs), People who Inject Drugs … Continue reading

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NIH urged to ‘break taboo’ against using its power to bypass drug patents

Organizations echo Congress in demanding ‘march-in’ action from feds By Emily Wasserman, FiercePharma|January 14, 2016   The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has said that it would take “extraordinary” circumstances to use its little-known power to bypass certain drug patents. … Continue reading

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Cipla’s audacious move

Source: Down to Earth Why generics maker Cipla has asked government to revoke Novartis patent on respiratory ailment drug   India’s fourth largest pharmaceuticals company Cipla has thrown a bombshell. It has made a generic version of a patented Novartis … Continue reading

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Let India Make Cheap Drugs

Source: NY Times NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Last month, the United States and India announced an important breakthrough concerning India’s “right-to-food” program. The Indian government subsidizes food for its poorest citizens through a system of price supports and public stockpiling. The … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Challenges the Exorbitant Pricing of Gilead’s Hepatitis-C Drug Sovaldi

Source: PR Newswire HAVERFORD, Pa., Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Chimicles & Tikellis LLP of Haverford, PA today announced that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (“SEPTA”) in federal court in Philadelphia, PA … Continue reading

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