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Global summit on IP and access discusses impact of TRIPS-Plus measures on public health

A network of civil society organisations chose the birthplace of the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, to hold a global summit on intellectual property and access to medicines this week. Part…

Factors associated with access to HIV testing and primary care among migrants living in Europe: cross-sectional survey

ABSTRACT Background There is a heavy and disproportionate burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among migrant communities living in Europe. Despite this, the published evidence related to HIV testing,…

Ireland: Gilead withdraws challenge to generic HIV drug

Gilead has dropped its appeal against the High Court’s refusal to grant an injunction against generic manufacturers Pharmaceutical giant Gilead, which manufactures the HIV anti-retroviral drug Truvada, has withdrawn its…

MSF challenges Gilead’s patent application for hepatitis C combination treatment in China, to bring down prices

Gilead recently launched one of these drugs for $100/pill in China Geneva, 18 December 2017 – The international medical humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has filed a legal patent…

UNAIDS and IOM renew partnership agreement to promote access to HIV services for migrants and crisis-affected populations

GENEVA, 8 December 2017—UNAIDS and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) today signed a new cooperation agreement to promote access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for migrants,…

Medicines access group takes aim at Sovaldi patents

Two new patent challenges have been launched by the New York-based patient access and public health activist I-MAK - the Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge. The actions are being…

Argentina: Sofosbuvir patent rejected

Hepatitis C: In Argentina INPI rejected a key patent on sofosbuvir Argentina has made an important step forward to protect local production of generics of an essential medicine to treat…

Romania to double 2018 budget for TB

Following pressure from civil society, the Romanian Ministry of Health announced that it plans to double the budget of the National TB program in 2018 "to ensure access to diagnosis…

HIV i-Base: November/December 2017 issue of HIV Treatment Bulletin now online

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base every two months. HTB reviews the most important advances in the clinical management of HIV and access to…

Europe’s life science industry urges the UK and EU27 to safeguard patients’ access to medicines after Brexit

Europe’s life science industry urges the UK and EU27 to safeguard patients’ access to medicines with a clear transition period and a future cooperation agreement after Brexit The associations representing…

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