Category Archives: Novartis Case

At $2.1 million, newly approved Novartis gene therapy will be world’s most expensive drug

Source: Statnews 27th May, 2019   The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first gene therapy for a type of spinal muscular atrophy, a lifesaving treatment for infants that will also be the most expensive drug in the world. … Continue reading

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Five years after the Indian Supreme Court’s novartis verdict

Source: Intellectual Property Watch | May 21, 2018 On 1 April 2013, in a packed room inside India’s Supreme Court, a magnificent building in Indo-British architectural style, two judges delivered a verdict that impacted the national and global conversation about … Continue reading

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Novartis must end ‘bullying tactics’ over life-saving medicines, campaigners says

Global protests ahead of Novartis AGM in Switzerland tomorrow Call for new CEO to clean up company following scandals in Colombia and Greece Thursday 1 March 2018 – Swiss multinational Novartis today faced international calls from an alliance of health … Continue reading

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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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