Category Archives: TRIPS

Malaysian CL on Hep C drug reignites discussion in India

Source: The Hindu BusinessLine MUMBAI, OCTOBER 9:   Last month, Malaysia issued a compulsory licence (CL) on multinational drugmaker Gilead’s Hepatitis C drug Sofosbuvir for government use. This government action aimed at improving access to the drug in Malaysia has in fact … Continue reading

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US needs to push range of economic issues with India: Kenneth Juster

Source: The Economic Times WASHINGTON: The US must push a range of economic issues with India, including intellectual property, standard and non-tariff barriers, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next envoy to India has told lawmakers. Underlining that there … Continue reading

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DNDi welcomes Malaysia’s move to secure access to more affordable treatments for hepatitis C

[Kuala Lumpur, Geneva – 20 September 2017] Malaysia has issued a “government use” licence enabling access to more affordable versions of an expensive and patented medicine to treat hepatitis C. This landmark decision should help the more than 400,000 people living with … Continue reading

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Seven Decades of Grappling With Intellectual Property Issues in India

Create, Copy, Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas is well-researched and easy to read, especially for a non-legal audience. By Jayashree Watal, The Wire The book Create, Copy, Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas (OUP, 2017) is a serious effort by two legal scholars, Prashant … Continue reading

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India grants Pfizer patent for pneumonia vaccine

Source: Live Mint India has granted Pfizer a patent for Prevnar 13 pneumonia vaccine, in spite of opposition from the heath group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) New Delhi: India has granted US pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. a patent for its pneumonia … Continue reading

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Indian patent for Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine seen as a blow to aid group

Source: The HinduBusinessLine MUMBAI, AUGUST 22:   The grant of an Indian patent to Pfizer’s Prevenar13, a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, has raised the hackles of pro-health group MSF who are worried that it will hamper access to the vaccine. “It’s unfair … Continue reading

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Draft Pharmaceutical Policy, 2017

Source: All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN) The Department of Pharmaceuticals has circulated a Draft Pharmaceutical Policy, 2017 which can be accessed here. The draft policy identifies the following key objectives: a. Making essential drugs accessible at affordable prices to the … Continue reading

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