Access To Medicines

Public Citizen's Global Access to Medicines Program works with partners worldwide to improve health outcomes and save lives, through use of pharmaceutical cost-lowering measures including generic competition. We support civil society groups and public agencies with analysis and technical assistance to help overcome patent-based and other drug monopolies. Our work challenges Big Pharma's economic and political power. Learn more about the Access to Medicines Program

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Access to medicines coalition takes a joint stance against USTR's "new" approach for addressing access to medicines in developing countries in the TPP

WikiLeaks Releases TPP Intellectual Property Chapter



Today, WikiLeaks leaked the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). See our analyses of the new text here and find the press release here.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Compulsory Licenses & Access Litigation

Tpp trade negotiators; Flickr image by Gobierno de Chile
The U.S. Trade Representative is pressuring developing countries to trade away access to medicines in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Public Citizen is working for a better partnership.
 
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.
 
 

Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)

Other campaigns

The US and EU are seeking to establish a new "gold standard" for IP rules which, over time, developing countries will most likely be pressed to adopt. Public Citizen is working with US and EU allies to ask negotiators to keep IP out of TAFTA.
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Learn about our work on Domestic Policy (NIH) and Medicine Quality and Anti-Counterfeit Policy


 

 

 

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