Category Archives: Compulsory Licensing

Document exclusivity weakens Norwegian pandemic preparedness

Source: Dagens Medisin | June 20, 2018 IMAGINE THAT A large global o, break of contagious disease also includes Norway, such as a new flu-like disease with high risk of transmission and mortality. Imagine that there is only one effective drug, … Continue reading

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For the first time the court has allowed the Russian pharmaceutical companies to produce a similar drug from USA

Source: HandofMoscow | June 3, 2018 by Andry Kut The arbitration court of Moscow satisfied the request of the Russian pharmaceutical company “Ukrenergo” on the issuance of a license to use a patent of the American Corporation Celgene in connection with a … Continue reading

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New laws needed now to save lives: FTPL statement on new IP policy

  Source: Fix the Patent Laws Intellectual property policy welcomed after nine years of development JOHANNESBURG, 31 MAY 2018 – Yesterday, after nine years of development, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) finally published the Intellectual Property Policy of the … Continue reading

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Norwegian parliament turns down proposal to issue Spinraza compulsory license

On Thursday last week a majority vote in the Norwegian parliament Stortinget turned down a proposal to request that the Government issue a compulsory license for the drug Spinraza (nusinersen), which is used to treat the serious congenital condition Spinal … Continue reading

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WHA agrees on drafting of roadmap for access to medicines and vaccines; US blasts compulsory licences

Source: Intellectual Property Watch|25th May 2018 The World Health Assembly yesterday agreed on a roadmap to be designed by the World Health Organization in consultation with member states to facilitate access to medicines and vaccines, including actions and activities for … Continue reading

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Scottish government urged to make breast cancer drug available to Scots

Source: The National | April 24, 2018 A WOMAN forced to choose between accessing a breast cancer drug and moving back to be near family in Scotland has urged Holyrood (Scottish government) to help patients. Dunise MacIver was working in London when doctors … Continue reading

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The Power of TRIPS Flexibilities in Medicines Procurement

Source: Medicine Law & Policy The government of Malaysia has began to roll out treatment of people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).  Treatment will be a combination of antivirals (sofosbuvir and daclatasvir) from generic producers, including the Egyptian company … Continue reading

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