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Report: EU options for improving access to medicines

Abstract This document summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop on access to medicines, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday 14 July 2016. The purpose of…

Furor over drug prices puts patient advocacy groups in bind

Public anger over the cost of drugs has burned hot for a year, coursing through social media, popping up on the presidential campaign, and erupting in a series of congressional…

#FairDrugPricesNow campaign

Treatment Action Group, in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Fair Pricing Coalition launch #FairDrugPricesNow campaign, a new effort to organize the LGBTQ community around common-sense solutions…

First generic version of dolutegravir approved by the FDA

Aurobindo Pharma receives US FDA tentative approval for dolutegravir – the first generic version to be approved. This generic dolutegravir is expected to be launched in sub-Saharan Africa in late…

Report: Comparison of hepatitis C treatment costs

Estimates of net prices and usage in the U.S. and other major markets The report examines the actual cost of hepatitis C treatments across multiple countries, focusing on media reporting…

PrEP: court hears NHS England appeal

NHS England is challenging high court ruling that it has power to commission ‘game-changing’ prevention strategy A legal battle is being fought out in the court of appeal over who…

Open Letter to the European Commission on the follow-up of the June 2016 EU Council Conclusions

The  open letter by the European Alliance on Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines is asking the European Commission to ensure a transparent, inclusive and independent process regarding the envisaged evaluation of…

U.N. High Level Panel on Access to Medicines releases final report

United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines calls for new deal to close the health innovation and access gap The High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines released today…

Sweden the first country to achieve UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 target

Sweden has become the first country to achieve the UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 target, research published in HIV Medicine shows. At the end of 2015, 90% of HIV cases in Sweden were…

Advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights of young women at risk of HIV

Current approaches to HIV prevention typically target people who are identified as, or self-identify, with being at risk. In Africa, 74% of new HIV infections are among adolescent girls aged…