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Open letter to ambassadors (in India) of RCEP negotiating countries by Delhi Network of Positive People
Member countries must consider the impact of RCEP on access to medicines in developing countries
The Aids revolution is why Asean, India and China must resist controls on generic drugs
Affordable generics have transformed medical treatment, yet intellectual property provisions in a China-led regional trade deal could block access to life-saving drugs for millions in Africa and Asia
In boon for Big Pharma, TTIP would lock in high drug prices: report
’Unfortunately, trade agreements have become one more mechanism for drug corporations to expand their monopoly power’
Big Pharma lobbying in TTIP: Bad news for patients
Big Pharma is everything but shy when it comes to lobbying EU policy-makers. But what exactly are these groups lobbying for in TTIP?
US pressures Australia for stronger TPP biologics monopolies
According to the Bloomberg, Senator Hatch said “They’re going to have to find a way of having the countries agree to change that formality in the TPP to 12 years…If Australia wants to be part of it, they have to meet our terms,”
Call to remove IP clauses from trade pact
As the next round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade talks begin in Vietnam, humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières calls for the removal of intellectual property provisions from the agreement
Clause for evergreening of patents dropped from RCEP: Nirmala
Provisions related to evergreening of patents in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) was dropped after stiff opposition from India, Parliament was informed today.
TPP heightens urgency for national drug coverage in Canada
Adopting a national pharmacare program would offset the higher drug prices expected with the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, write Tanishq Suryavanshi and Jake Hirsch-Allen.
Civil society letter to countries negotiating Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
We call on countries negotiating the RCEP agreement and to protect the flexibilities available under the WTO TRIPS agreement for Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
At landmark BRICS meet, India raises public health, pharma sector concerns
A high-level panel hosted by India discusses the issues of trade deals that inhibit access to medicines and also limit policy space for governments to legislate in public interest.
Standing up to patent bullying
The Ministry of Commerce must be cautious of Free Trade Agreements being negotiated with the European Union as well as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that further strengthen or extend intellectual property (IP) monopolies.
Is India holding the line against another TPP?
Of the RCEP negotiating countries, it is India, rather than China, that has been the most outspoken in opposing US-style trade rules.
Letter from Colombian Embassy regarding Senate Finance, USTR pressure on Novartis compulsory license
The letter says that this dispute over the compulsory license could prejudice resources for a new initiative called "Paz Colombia", as well as the US FTA with Colombia, and access to the TPP.
New threat against affordable medicines in trade negotiations with India and ASEAN
Access to affordable medicines could be severely restricted for millions of people around the world under the current proposals in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement?
Peru – The TPP quandary and access to medicines
Signing the TPP has provoked a debate on whether, when it comes into force, there will be a potential spike in medicines prices.
Mercosur and Unasur establish a platform for the joint purchase of medicines
The historic decision to break barriers to improve access to costly medicines was taken during the “First Extraordinary Meeting of the Ministers of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur).
It’s not just Europeans who will feel the consequences of TTIP
One element of TTIP has been largely ignored – the deal’s impact on developing countries.
US industry body says India agreed to not issue ’compulsory’ drug licences
India has given private assurances that it will not grant licences allowing local firms to override patents and make cheap copies of drugs by big Western drugmakers.
Revisions needed in IP compliance
Revision of the legal framework on intellectual property is recommended to ensure compliance with the EU – Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement.
The TPP kills
It’s no joke. The consequence that the Transpacific Treaty on Economic Cooperation (the English acronym for which is the TPP) recently signed by 12 countries in the Pacific Ocean, including Mexico, Peru and Chile on this side of the Pond, has on access to medicines is brutal.