Category Archives: Transparency

US Bill on drug prices: Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act

Source: A bill on drug prices has been introduced in US Congress to bring down prescription drug prices. The Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act aims to ensure that drug companies put patients before profits and bring relief to families … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE | 20 April 2016 | New Delhi RCEP: ASIA’S MEGA-REGIONAL FTA MEANS MEGA IMPACTS FOR PEOPLE IN INDIA AND THE REGION As the 12th round of trade negotiations for the RCEP commence in Perth (Australia) from 22 April … Continue reading

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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

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Physicians call for fairness in drug prices, availability

American Medical Association, November 17, 2015. In response to increasing drug costs impacting patient access to needed medications, physicians voted Monday at the 2015 Interim Meeting to convene a task force and launch an advocacy campaign to drive solutions and help … Continue reading

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TPPA deal will be made public in 2 weeks, says Malaysian minister

The Malaysian Insider; November 3, 2015. The contents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be made public in two weeks’ time, Second International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said. He said as the government had concluded … Continue reading

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How TTIP could harm access to medicines

Last weekend’s massive protests against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have once again put into the spotlight this “free trade” deal negotiated between the EU and the US. Citizens are worried about democratic deficits and the potential detrimental … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks shines rare light onto US trade negotiations

Source: Aljazeera America Leak details intellectual property rights deal in Trans-Pacific Partnership under negotiation between US and 10 nations US President Barack Obama poses for a photograph with Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders. In its latest document dump, WikiLeaks unearthed what it … Continue reading

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