May 30, 2013- The Jakarta Globe: Future Hepatitis C Blockbusters May Spawn Compulsory Generics (links to thejakartaglobe.com)March 18, 2013- ACTION! Essential Inventions issues request for non-voluntary authorization to use patents under Article 14 of Greece patent law (links to essentialinventions.org)
March 17, 2013-Financial Times: Athens urged to import generic drugs (links to ft.com)December, 2012- Secondary Patenting: A Threat to Affordable Generic Patenting by I-MAK
November 2, 2012- Nature: NIH asked to grant open license on HIV drug (links to blogs.nature.com)
October 25, 2012-ACTION! Knowledge Ecology International: Four NGOs ask NIH to grant open licenses to ritonavir patents under Bayh-Dole March-in provisions (links to keionline.org)
October 22, 2012-The Star (Malaysia): Measure to make drugs affordable (links to thestar.com.my)
October 12, 2012-Reuters: Indonesia acts to over-ride patents on HIV drugs (links to uk.reuters.com)
October 11, 2012-ACTION! The Guardian: Indonesia in bold move to obtain cheap drugs for HIV (links to guardian.co.uk)
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ACCESS VICTORIES AND THE KALETRA CAMPAIGN
On November 10, public health groups in a dozen countries launched a global campaign to challenge Abbott Laboratories’ monopolistic hold on Kaletra (lopinavir+ritonavir), a critical HIV/AIDS medicine. The goal is to spur competition by generic drugmakers and thereby lower the medicine’s price, as well as to free up its components for new and improved combination treatments.
The new campaign comprises an unprecedented global effort to fight Big Pharma’s political power and improve access to lifesaving medicines
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