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Pills and Profits: How drug companies make a killing out of public research

In this joint report, STOPAIDS and Global Justice Now show how taxpayers are funding billions of pounds worth of research into life-changing drugs – only to be told they are…

TRIPS Council serves as ground for discussion of compulsory licensing

The escalating prices of medicines has become a growing global concern. Among many issues, intellectual property has been pointed to as providing monopolies that allow for unaffordable prices, in particular…

EU to get rid of big pharma-friendly SPCs

Extended monopoly protection by the Regulation EC 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) mechanism for medicinal products has led to spiralling prices in Europe for lifesaving medicines, while exhausting…

Restrictions on free DAA access in many European countries contrary to guidelines and undermine HCV elimination targets, say researchers

The restrictions which many European countries impose on free/reimbursed access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are contrary to guidelines and undermine the World Health Organization (WHO) goal…

People still being denied improved treatment for multidrug-resistant TB

Médecins Sans Frontières urges governments to step up the use of newer TB drugs. Guadalajara, Mexico, October 13, 2017—People with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are still not receiving two newer TB…

England PrEP Impact Trial launches

Wednesday 11th October 2017. We are delighted to announce that the England PrEP IMPACT goes live tomorrow! Before you all go rushing out to your local sexual health clinic there…

Unitaid commits US $21.4 million to the WHO prequalification programme

Geneva – Unitaid is investing a further US$ 21.4 million in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) prequalification programme for medicines and diagnostics. Unitaid has supported the prequalification programme for medicines…

Joint NGO statement on health sustainability in trade and investment agreements

Last week EATG contributed to this joint statement at a Civil Society Dialogue meeting on EU trade policy and Sustainable Development with European Commissioner Malmström (Trade). The reason the subject matters…

Moscow Buyers Club: Russia’s AIDS patients work together to overcome medication shortages

MOSCOW, October 8 -- Many of the posts on the website Pereboi.ru -- a chat room for Russians diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS -- are alarming. "Today…

Medicines Patent Pool and Gilead Sciences sign licence for bictegravir

As part of a novel, once-daily, single-tablet HIV treatment, bictegravir could offer new option for people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries Geneva, 4 October 2017 — The…