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South African Patients Need our Solidarity

Amit Sengupta

24th January 2014

 

A few days back, the Health Minister of South Africa, Dr Motsoaledi, characterised an elaborate plot hatched by large multinational drug companies as "genocide" and a conspiracy of "satanic magnitude". He was referring to public disclosures of a detailed plan to derail proposed reforms of South Africa’s patent system.

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Corporate Interests Influence Drug Regulations

Amit Sengupta

3rd August 2013

 

TWO recent events show, once again, how the regulatory mechanisms that apply to medicines is deeply flawed and influenced by the industry. The first is the notification of ceiling prices for essential medicines by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The second is the order by the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) to ban three medicines, including a commonly used anti-diabetic medicine.

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The Lunacy of Gene Patenting & Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy

Prabir Purkayastha

21st May 2013

 


 

 

Angelina Jolie's Op-Ed piece in the New York Times (May 14, 2013) s ...

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:00
 
Novartis Case, Innovation and Patents

Prabir Purkayastha

23rd April 2013

 

The Supreme Court's judgement throwing out Novartis’ attempts to secure a patent for the leukaemia drug Glivec has created a frenzy in the pink press – both in India and ab ...

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 07:18
 
The Universities Research and Innovation Bill

Prabir Purkayastha

2nd February 2013

STRANGELY enough, the more lawyers a government has, the more poor are the draft laws it produces. Apart from the still continuing fiasco of the Lok Pal Bill, we have “The Protection and Utilisation of Publicly Funded I ...

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2013 07:05
 
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