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Category Archives: TRIPS plus
20th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: Public Eye Swiss and Norwegians civil society groups led by Public Eye and Third World Network addressed on September 11, 2018, their serious concerns in an open letter to their Minister of Trade over … Continue reading
Source: Pharmaletter 3rd Oct 2018, New Delhi The pharmaceutical intellectual property aspects of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was agreed on Monday to replace the former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) accord, have come in for criticism from the … Continue reading
by Tahir Amin, CNBC | June 27, 2018 One in four Americans are unable to fill prescriptions due to high prices. Today’s drug patent monopolies are stronger than at any point in the last century, raising prescription prices. Until the … Continue reading
Geneva, 15 June (TWN) – A proposal to amend a treaty regulation at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will compromise TRIPS flexibilities, especially in relation to the scope of patentability for national patent offices. The International Bureau (i.e. WIPO … Continue reading
Source: Economic & Political Weekly | Vol. 53, Issue No. 22, 02 Jun, 2018 by Sharmila Mary Joseph & James J Nedumpara To Regulate or Not to Regulate? Medicines with valid patents generally enjoy exemption from price regulation in most countries. In India, … Continue reading
Top leadership from multiple major faith denominations strongly reaffirmed their traditions’ recognition of the human right to health, and insisted that trade agreements including a renegotiated NAFTA should not include terms that extend medicine monopolies. The statement, found here: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/trade/upload/NAFTA-and-International-Public-Health-An-Interfaith-Call-for-Access-to-Medicines.pdf … Continue reading