Category Archives: Novartis Case

Can drug firms increase health-care access, or just their profits?

Anne Aerts, head of Novartis Foundation, addresses a conference in Basel, Switzerland, looking at the role of drug companies in building health systems. (Credit: Kiara Barnes/Novartis) BASEL, Switzerland — The controversial Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has started work to expand … Continue reading

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As US Trade Representative Arrives in Delhi, MSF Urges India to Stand Strong Against Attack on Affordable Medicines

Source: MSF Access Campaign New Delhi, 25 November 2014—As US Trade Representative Michael Froman meets high-ranking Indian officials to likely pressure the government to weaken its pro-public health patent law, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged the new … Continue reading

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South Centre concerned over US pressure on India’s IP regime

Source: TWN Geneva, 11 Nov (Kanaga Raja) — The South Centre has expressed concern over the pressures being placed on India by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) through the out-of-cycle review of the country’s intellectual property (IP) laws and … Continue reading

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Cipla-Novartis patent row: DIPP looking into merit of case

Source: Business Standard The Commerce and Industry Ministry is looking into the merit of Cipla’s demand for revocation of patents of Swiss drug major Novartis for respiratory drug Indacaterol citing the need for public health access. The Department of Industrial … Continue reading

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Is India pulling the leg?

Source: The Asian Age The Modi government has abandoned the fig leaf of adherence to public health goals… The first salvo was fired by Nirmala Sitharaman, signalling prior to Mr Modi’s visit to the US that India was willing to … Continue reading

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Inside Views: USTR’s Investigations On IP Rights Against India: Is There A Tenable Case?

Source: Ip-Watch On 14th October, the US Trade Representative (USTR) began the out-of-cycle review (OCR) of India’s intellectual property (IP) laws, the mandate which it gave itself in the 2014 Special 301 Report. Like several years in the past, the … Continue reading

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Why did Modi agree to give away India’s patent sovereignty to Americans?

Source: First Post With the hype of his Madison Square Garden show overshadowing everything else, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit was dubbed as a great bilateral victory for India. As the popular consensus went, Modi wowed both the Indian … Continue reading

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