Category Archives: TRIPS flexibilities

India at WTO: Takes strong stand to save generic drugs industry, calls for transparent health assessment

By Shreerupa Mitra-Jha, FirstPost | November 13, 2016 Governments engaged in bilateral and regional trade investments should ensure that these agreements do not include provisions that impinge on the right to health, and as a first step should undertake public health … Continue reading

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India to US: Will not tighten IPR rules beyond TRIPS mandate

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman demands food safety clearance mechanism during talks with US Trade Representative Source: The Hindu BusinessLine | October 20, 2016 India and the US continued to differ on the issue of intellectual property rights (IPR) norms at … Continue reading

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UN High Level Panel report is good prescription for change in access to medicines

Source: PharmaLetter | October 18, 2016 In our weekly expert view piece, Rohit Malpani, director of policy and analysis for Mèdecins Sans Frontiéres Access Campaign, discusses the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel report on Access to Medicines and looks at the … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C: Gilead patent on sofosbuvir partially maintained following MdM patent opposition

(Paris, October 5th 2016) European Patent Office (EPO) has taken its decision following Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) patent opposition on Gilead Sciences’ Sofosbuvir. MdM applauds EPO’s decision to revoke partially the patent.

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Doctors push Italy to demand generics for pricey hep c drugs

By Giulia Paravicini, Politico| Sept 19, 2016 Italy’s biggest doctors association Fnomceo wants the government to make available generic versions of pricey hepatitis c drugs so more patients can have access to them. “We want to make these drugs available for … Continue reading

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PhRMA slams Colombian efforts to cut price of cancer drug

By Suzanne Elvidge, BioPharma Dive| Sept 15, 2016 Dive Brief: Major trade organization PhRMA sharply criticized a decision by the Colombian government to reduce the price of Novartis’ cancer drug Gleevec (imatinib) in the country, calling the move a “harmful global precedent” … Continue reading

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German Court Issues Compulsory License on HIV Drug Patent

Submitted by Andrew Goldman on 8. September 2016, Knowledge Ecology International A German patent court has ordered a compulsory license under Section 24 of the Patent Act, allowing Merck (US) to continue to market the HIV drug raltegravir (marketed as … Continue reading

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