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4 September 2018
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Author: Le Monde

« Au Canada, les fabricants d'opiacés seront poursuivis en justice », 30 août 2018...

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29 August 2018

Canada: Provincial govt. files lawsuit against drug manufacturers & pharmacies over their alleged contribution to opioid epidemic

Author: Peter Robb, ipolitics (Canada)

"B.C. first government in Canada to sue drug companies over opioids", 29 Aug 2018...

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13 April 2009

Easing the passage of AIDS medicines to Africa [Canada]

Author: Michael Geist, Toronto Star [Canada]

[T]he World Trade Organization reached agreement designed to facilitate the export of medicines by opening the door to a compulsory licence for developing countries…Canada became an early adopter of the agreement by reforming the Patent Act…Several...

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6 April 2009

Ex Bristol-Myers exec pleads guilty in Plavix case [USA]

Author: Reuters

Andrew Bodnar, a former top executive at Bristol-Myers Squibb…faces up to a year in jail after pleading guilty to lying to federal officials about a deal to block a generic version of the company's top-selling medicine…Bristol-Myers in 2007 agreed to...

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18 March 2009

Pressure mounts over medicines regime [Canada]

Author: Fred Mwasa, Embassy [Canada]

A generic drug company plans to halt the production and shipment of cheap life-saving HIV/AIDS pills to Africa unless changes are made to Canada's Access to Medicines Regime. Canadian generic pharmaceutical company Apotex became the first company to...

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10 August 2007

Drug Access: GSK Gives Consent to Canadian Drug Company To Manufacture Generic Antiretroviral for Rwanda

Author: Kaiser Network Daily HIV/AIDS Report [USA]

GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday announced that it has given consent to Toronto-based drug company Apotex to use two of its patented antiretroviral drugs...to manufacture Apo-triAvir -- a fixed-dose combination of the two drugs and the antiretroviral...

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9 August 2007

AIDS drugs fiasco a tale of red tape [Canada]

Author: Amir Attaran, Professor, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa

As a professor of public health and law, I want to comment on Apotex's plan to sell its three-in-one AIDS medicine to Rwanda. Canada is not the best country to meet Rwanda's medicine needs, and if Apotex made the sale, it would be to Rwanda's profound...

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8 August 2007

Glaxo agrees to generic production of AIDS drugs for Rwanda by Apotex in Canada

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27 April 2003

Dying for drugs

Author: Channel 4 television [UK]

A hard-hitting investigation into the global power of the world's most profitable business - the pharmaceutical industry...In Africa the team sees how one of the world's biggest drug companies [Pfizer] experimented on children without their parents'...

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23 October 2001

Rock [Canadian Health Minister Allan Rock] backs down in drug dispute: Reaches deal with Bayer: Apotex anthrax medication to be put in 'deep freeze'

Author: Robert Fife, National Post [Canada]

...a more senior official said Mr. Rock had little choice but to come to terms with Bayer because his department had breached the drug giant's legal patent, potentially threatening the $1-billion a year the pharmaceutical industry invests in Canada....

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