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People with hepatitis C in Canada have limited access to direct-acting antivirals

More than 85 % of Canadian provinces and territories restrict access to new direct-acting antivirals (DAA) for the treatment of the hepatitis C. A pill a day for 12 weeks.…

The Hepatitis C Trust ends its legal challenge

The court has refused permission for the judicial review the Hepatitis C Trust has sought on NHS England’s decision to restrict access to hepatitis C treatment to be heard. The…

PrEP in Europe Initiative

The PrEP in Europe Initiative (PiEi) is a new initiative, a coalition of European organisations and activists concerned with HIV prevention and specifically with ensuring access to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)…

EU Committee pressures Commission to create Europe-wide drug pricing initiatives

The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has called for continent-wide initiatives to improve access to medicines. In a draft report, ENVI takes the…

HIV i-Base: September/October 2016 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…

European regulator limits some Gilead hep C patent claims

In a setback for Gilead Sciences, European regulators decided not to uphold all of its patent claims for the best-selling Sovaldi hepatitis C treatment, a move that could lead to…

Medicines Patent Pool announces MedsPaL: its new Medicines Patents & Licences Database

MPP’s signature database upgraded to include patent and licensing data for HIV, hepatitis C and TB medicines Geneva, 5 October 2016 – The Medicines Patent Pool today announced the launch…

UNITAID and FIND launch initiative to improve diagnostics and treatment for hepatitis C

GENEVA, 4 October 2016 - UNITAID today announced a partnership with FIND to improve diagnostics and treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and make them more affordable and widely available to…

EPF publishes a guide for patient organisations on the new Data Protection Regulation

The new Regulation on personal data protection (EU/2016/679) was published in May 2016 and will apply from May 2018. It provides more rights to citizens to be better informed about…

Immune to reason: Russia’s contempt for effective drug and HIV policies is killing its citizens

The front line in the fight against Europe’s fastest-growing HIV epidemic runs through a dark blue bus parked on the outskirts of St Petersburg. Two friends enter late one September…