UNAIDS calls on trade negotiators to uphold governments’ commitments to public health and access to medicines
28-Jul-2015 UNAIDS The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement reportedly contains provisions that would lead to higher drug prices, not just in the TPPA but in future trade agreements as well, UNAIDS warns.
28-Sep-2011 La República, Perú
El gobierno peruano dice que no cederá al pedido en materia de patentes o datos de prueba y mantendrá condiciones del TLC bilateral vigente.
The Obama administration on Monday sought to allay concerns that the U.S. push for stronger drug patent protections in a Transpacific trade deal would raise the cost of life-saving treatments out of the reach of the region’s poor people.
Call for all civil society groups, people living with HIV, all communities facing communcable, chronic and/or non-communicable diseases in the TPPA signatory countries to join forces to halt any & all trade agreements that restrict access to generic medicines.
Australia leads the world in many areas of public health but the Federal Government could be negotiating our achievements away, according to Dr Patricia Ranald, Convenor, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network
The 10th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP10) has been turned upside down completely
29-Aug-2011 The Scavenger
An anti-Free Trade Agreement protest that took place outside an International Congress on AIDS in the Asia Pacific (ICAAP) in Busan, South Korea, on 27 August was violently attacked by police.
12-Aug-2011 Patent Docs
Last week, a group of seven House Democrats, led by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), sought to have the 12-year data exclusivity period provided by the biosimilar approval pathway of the US’ Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act excluded from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
India’s Department of Pharmaceuticals will take up issues with the Commerce Ministry regarding the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement which is likely to have adverse impact on the Indian pharma products, and other such Free Trade Agreements in the pipeline.
27-Jul-2011 NY Times
The new strategy is to treat people in Egypt, Paraguay, Turkmenistan or China — middle-income countries, all — as if they or their governments could pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year each for AIDS drugs.
CETA IPR chapter will likely have a slight positive effect on specific industries in the EU, such as agri-food companies using geographical indications. It would also benefit the Canadian publishing industry and the innovative pharmaceutical industry. At the same time, an IPR chapter in CETA could lead to notable negative effects in Canada, for example via higher prices on educational and pharmaceutical products.
Le président de l’Association Internationale du Sida (IAS), l’Ougandais Elly Katabira, a invité dimanche, tous les pays du monde de faciliter l’accès aux médicaments contre la maladie, y compris les génériques, par des nouvelles lois ou règlements.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) issued its support this week of the passage of pending free-trade agreements (FTA) with South Korea, Panama and Colombia by two Congressional committees. SOCMA is the US-based trade association representing custom and batch manufacturers, including contract manufacturers of fine chemicals, pharmaceutical intermediates, and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
15-Jul-2011 Public Service Europe
Conflict between European and Indian pharma industries might be played out again in FTAs with other nations
While ‘data exclusivity’ clauses will not feature in the India-European Union free trade agreement (FTA), the threat posed by the impending deal to the world’s supply of cheap generic drugs is far from over.
Pharmaceuticals might not have been the most discussed sector before the Korea-European Union Free Trade Agreement came into effect from July 1.
Millions of people dependent on life-saving generic drugs to treat HIV/AIDS will die if India stops producing cheap drugs for the disease due to its trade deal with the European Union, the head of UNAIDS warned on Tuesday.
3-Jul-2011 ACT UP-Paris
This morning, in a small town in the region of Gent, Belgium, activists from Act Up-Paris woke up the European Commissioner for Trade in front of his house. They unfurled a banner which said ‘De Gucht, AIDS accomplice’.
29-Jun-2011 Prensa Libre
El relator especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho a la Salud, Anand Grover, detectó el aumento en el precio de algunos medicamentos, debido al TLC con EE. UU., y sugiere la compra de fármacos genéricos.
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The Asia Pacific Network of Positive People (APN+) is expressing outrage at ongoing free trade agreement negotiations by the United States with Vietnam and Malaysia that threaten access to medicines for HIV, TB, hepatitis-C as well as other diseases in these countries.