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NHS England considers expanding PrEP trial – NAT comment

June 15, 2018 -- Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: “This proposed trial expansion, from 10,000 to 13,000 participants, is essential and we urge NHS England to confirm…

Price cut on medicine will help preserve the health of more people living with HIV

Geneva, 08 June 2018 — Unitaid and Indian drug manufacturer Cipla Ltd. struck a landmark agreement today that will lower the price of the first combination therapy (containing co-trimoxazole, isoniazid and…

Switzerland: Black lists kill

Many patients have difficulty paying their health insurance premiums. Some cantons have therefore drawn up black lists. The listed patients will then only receive medical services that are classified as…

Russia: ARVs procurement monitoring report 2017

ITPCru has published its new report about the results of ARV drugs procurement monitoring in 2017. There are the following chapters in the report: ARVs procurement in Russia The list…

EU makes it easier for companies to produce generic medicines for export

The European Commission on Monday (May 28) proposed to change intellectual property rules to let pharmaceutical companies produce generic drugs for export to countries and regions where they are not…

MPP presents new five-year strategy for improving access to priority treatments in developing countries

Strategy and related feasibility study call for the expansion of the MPP’s mandate to patented medicines on the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines Geneva, 24 May 2018…

EATG launches a report on access to HCV-related services in prison settings in Europe

Today, the European AIDS Treatment Group launches a report along with recommendations on access to HCV-related services in prison settings in Europe. At the same time, a pilot Spring European…

More than half of children living with HIV still without treatment in high burden, PEPFAR-supported southern African countries

While a growing number of countries have adopted World Health Organization guidelines recommending antiretroviral treatment for all children with HIV, more than half of children living with the virus in…

PEPFAR now reaches over 14 million people globally with lifesaving HIV treatment

In its 15th year, the program continues accelerating progress toward reaching HIV/AIDS epidemic control Washington, D.C., May 16, 2018 — Fifteen years ago, when the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was…

US: How states could be saving more hepatitis C patients

USC’s Neeraj Sood and colleagues propose an approach that leverages competition among drug manufacturers, saving states money and ensuring that more people get treatment There is a cure for the…