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31 March 2010

Transnational corporations and the duty to respect basic human rights

Author: Denis G. Arnold, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, in Business Ethics Quarterly

[T]he United Nations Special Representative on the issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations has emphasized a tripartite framework regarding business and human rights that includes the state “duty to protect,” the TNC “responsibility to...

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10 February 2010

Court rejects Bayer's appeal [India]

Author: Rupali Mukherjee, Times of India

In a relief to generic companies and promoting consumers' access to affordable treatment, the Delhi high court dismissed an appeal by...Bayer Corporation, which sought patent linkage — linking regulatory approval of generic medicines with their patent...

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9 February 2010

Indian court gives boost to access to medicines - Bayer appeal rejected

Author: Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

In a welcome move for access to medicines, the Delhi High Court has rejected the appeal filed by...Bayer Corporation against an earlier court order which had rejected the implementation of a drug regulatory system which essentially linked registration...

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2 February 2010

India: Court rejects Bayer's appeal for protections for its cancer drug against generic competitors

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9 December 2009

HIV patent pool hobbles as drug firms want India, China excluded

Author: Priyanka Golikeri, DNA [India]

…Medecins Sans Frontieres…launched a campaign calling on drugmakers…GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences, Pfizer, Merck, Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sequoia Pharma, and Boehringer-Ingelheim to join the patent pool of UNITAID…to...

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19 October 2009
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Author: Eric Samson, RFI (Radio France International)

Le président Rafael Correa est sur le point de promulguer un décret exécutif qui permettra de déroger aux patentes des compagnies pharmaceutiques internationales. Il souhaite baisser le prix des médicaments en imposant leur fabrication locale... Pour...

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3 September 2009

Chile: War Over Seeds

Author: Daniela Estrada, IPS

Environmental organisations, organic farmers and indigenous people in Chile are opposed to a draft law that would expands the rights of the developers of new varieties of plants…breeders would have exclusive rights to propagate, sell or market the...

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20 August 2009

Big Pharma must mend its ways to succeed in India

Author: Pillman, DNA [India]

Close on the heels of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board halting Novartis' Glivec patent application...on account of its high prices, the Delhi High Court has dealt a body blow to German drug maker Bayer's ambitions to monopolise the Indian...

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19 August 2009

HC rejects Bayer’s plea [India]

Author: Rupali Mukherjee, Times of India

Promoting consumers access to affordable medicines, the Delhi High Court...rejected pharma MNC Bayer's petition, which had indirectly sought ‘patent linkage'... patent linkages mean that no marketing approval is given for generic versions of medicines,...

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18 August 2009

Bayer Corporation vs. Union of India [Delhi High Court Judgment]

Author: High Court of Delhi

Bayer states that Cipla’s generic version of Sorafanib, which, it is contended, is sold under the brand name “Soranib” would amount to a “spurious drug”. If Bayer’s contention were to prevail, every generic drug would ipso facto amount to a “spurious...

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