Category: ARV

IAS 2017: Closing ceremony exposes Gilead Sciences

Conference funders, Gilead Sciences, named and shamed for its “insatiable greed” Yesterday, the 9th International AIDS Conference on HIV Science in Paris (IAS 2017), drew to a close, in style. The community address delivered by Othoman Mellouk, during the closing...

/ 26 July 2017

A new victory for ITPC-MENA : Bristol-Myers Squibb extends its voluntary license on Atazanavir to Egypt

The 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV / AIDS 2017 : Bristol-Myers Squibb extends its voluntary license on Atazanavir to Egypt, a victory for ITPC-MENA Today, at the World Conference on AIDS, which is currently taking place in Paris...

/ 25 July 2017

BLOG: We want dolutegravir for all, and we want it now

Source: makemedicinesaffordable Author: Othoman Mellouk, Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead at the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC). Article first published on the Huffington Post here. We’re calling for a compulsory license on a ‘new’ HIV drug to be...

/ 25 July 2017

HIV Activists Denounce ViiV for Denying 3.5 million People Access to Optimal Treatment

Source : ITPC GLOBAL Today, Monday, 24 July 2017, during the 9th International AIDS Conference on HIV Science in Paris (IAS 2017), HIV treatment activists from around the world collectively blocked access to ViiV Healthcare’s promotional booth and stormed its...

/ 24 July 2017

ITPC MENA IN THE REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON ACCELERATING ACCESS TO THE CONTIUUM OF HIV CARE: FOCUS ON HIV TESTING

Beirut, Lebanon, 12–14 July 2017 By the end of 2015, the estimated number of people living with HIV in the Region had reached 330 000. With a continuously growing epidemic coupled with low coverage of ART, standing at 14% of...

/ 21 July 2017

New WHO Guidance Report- Treatment Failure and Drug Resistance

WHO urges action against HIV drug resistance threat 20 JULY 2017 | GENEVA - WHO alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. The Organization warns...

/ 20 July 2017

US Supreme Court Adopts International Exhaustion For Patents: Paving the way for parallel imports to exert downward pressure on domestic pharmaceutical (and other) prices

Source : By Frederick M The Supreme Court of the United States on May 30, 2017 adopted a rule of international exhaustion of patent rights for the United States in Impression Products v. Lexmark International, No. 15-1189. The near-unanimous decision...

/ 1 June 2017

Access to medicines amendment of the WTO TRIPS Agreement– hype or hope?

By: Ellen ‘t Hoen, Global Health Unit Department of Health Sciences, UMCG Groningen, e.f.m.t.hoen@umcg.nl On 30 January the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced the first ever amendment to the TRIPS Agreement under the headline WTO members welcome entry into force of...

/ 5 April 2017

The HepC Pill Bill

Source : hepCoalition The HepC Pill Bill-An insight into the availability, pricing and accessibility of HCV treatment Introduction to Direct Acting Antivirals Hepatitis C treatment has remarkably evolved over the years. The previously known standard HCV regimen consisted of a...

/ 5 April 2017

Amendment of the TRIPS Agreement

WTO members on 6 December 2005 approved changes to the WTO’s intellectual property (TRIPS) agreement in order to make permanent a decision on patents and public health originally adopted in 2003. This was formally built into the TRIPS Agreement after...

/ 23 January 2017