Category Archives: TRIPS

Compulsory licensing required for essential drugs: Y K Hamied

Pragmatic compulsory licensing policy is needed to enable India to look after health of its people as it cannot afford monopoly in healthcare with the challenges it faces, Cipla’s Y K Hamied said.

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A ‘New’ Recipe for Trade

By Shalini Bhutani, The Economic & Political Weekly (Vol. 52 Issue No. 7) With other mega regional trade agreements like the Trans–Pacific Partnership in uncertainty, trade treaties like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will acquire greater significance beyond their original … Continue reading

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Healthcare Groups Challenge Patents On Three New Hep-C Drugs In India

Source: Business World The patent challenges could remove barriers to production and distribution of affordable generic versions of direct-acting antiviral medicines, which are currently sold at very high prices Patient and healthcare aid groups, including I-MAK and Delhi Network of … Continue reading

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Healthcare and patient groups oppose patents on crucial hepatitis C drugs

By Rupali Mukherjee, The Times of India  MUMBAI: Healthcare aid and patient groups have come together in patent courts to fight against “abusive strategies” of Big Pharma, to ensure access to affordable treatment in hepatitis C. The Initiative for Medicines, … Continue reading

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Flawed patents on hepatitis C drugs latest to be challenged in global push for access

Source: MSF Access Campaign New Delhi/New York, 14 February 2017–Five new challenges against patents on crucial new medicines to treat hepatitis C filed in India and Argentina are the latest in a global push to ensure access to affordable treatment. … Continue reading

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TPP is dead, but its legacy lives on

By Arjun Jayadeva, The HinduThe Hindu | February 9, 2017 The Trans-Pacific Partnership was dead long before Donald Trump signed his executive order. But its damaging aspects, like stringent IP provisions, have just migrated to other agreements U.S. President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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European Commission publishes negotiating proposals for EU-Indonesia trade deal

It is important to note that the EU proposals on IP are TRIPS-plus in multiple regards and would surely reduce policy space in Indonesia and negatively impact access to affordable medicines.  Even a preliminary review of the proposal reveals: A … Continue reading

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