Category Archives: UNHLP report

The Trump Executive Order on drug prices: not what was promised nor needed, and contrary to US self interest

Source: Medium Emily Kopp has a big scoop for Kaiser Health News. She has obtained a six page document outlining the draft provisions or objectives of a proposed Presidential Executive Order (EO) on drug prices. She has shared some of … Continue reading

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June 2017 Alert: Pressure on countries hiked by US on IP

The US government is stepping up on TRIPS plus pressure through bilateral forums based on a US law that passed under Obama to strengthen IPR enforcement and the 301 process. Countries targeted include India, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Ukraine in Asia … Continue reading

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Appeal from Asian Civil Society to the DG to discuss the report of United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines (HLP) at the forthcoming EB

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization, Switzerland Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia Region, New Delhi Dr. Raymond Busuttil, Chairman of the Executive Board, World Health Organization   18 November 2016 Re: Appeal from Asian Civil Society to … Continue reading

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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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The U.S. Is Standing in the Way of Cheaper Drugs for the Poor

By JASON CONE and RAYMOND C. OFFENHEISER, The New York Times|OCT. 27, 2016 Every few months, a drug company gets caught cranking up prices. Most recently, Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, took its turn in the hot seat for raising the … 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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