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18 August 2009

India: Analyst says pharmaceutical firms must make drugs affordable to be competitive - following High Court ruling against Bayer

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23 July 2009

WIPO Launches Online Tool to Facilitate Access to Targeted Scientific Information

Author: ag-IP-news Agency

A new public-private partnership which aims to provide industrial property offices, universities and research institutes in least developed countries with free access…to selected online scientific and technical journals was launched at the World...

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16 July 2009
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Author: Zoraida Portillo, Science and Development Network

Perú ha impedido que algunas compañías extranjeras obtengan patentes de productos al demostrar que fueron desarrollados usando los conocimientos tradicionales de los indígenas peruanos…la Comisión Nacional contra la Biopiratería de Perú demostró ante...

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16 July 2009

Peru's patent win strikes blow against biopiracy

Author: Zoraida Portillo, Science and Development Network

Peru has prevented several foreign companies from taking out patents on products by demonstrating that they were developed using the traditional knowledge of Peruvians…. the Peruvian National Commission Against Biopiracy has shown authorities from...

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16 July 2009
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14 July 2009

GlaxoSmithKline to inject £60m into HIV and Aids drugs in Africa

Author: Graham Ruddick, Telegraph [UK]

GSK will create a new Positive Action for Children Fund that will have access to £50m over the next 10 years, and has also granted Aspen Pharmacare, in which it acquired a 16pc stake in May, a royalty-free licence to develop a cheaper, generic version...

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3 July 2009
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Author: Destination Santé

Le laboratoire Roche annonce le lancement du Tamiflu Reserves Program (TRP) développé pour les pays défavorisés. L’objectif est de garantir à un coût réduit, l’accès à cet antiviral de référence contre la grippe pandémique. [fait aussi référence à...

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22 June 2009

Pharmaceutical patents targeted in Venezuela

Author: Associated Press

Venezuelan officials plan to invalidate some pharmaceutical patents and allow domestic manufacturers to produce licensed medicines, an action that could cause shortages and scare off foreign investment, industry leaders said…Commerce Minister Eduardo...

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21 June 2009
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Author: Associated Press

Los planes de Venezuela de invalidar algunas patentes farmacéuticas y permitir que los fabricantes del país produzcan medicinas que ya tienen marcas registradas pudiera ser contraproducente al provocar escasez y ahuyentar a la inversión extranjera,...

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21 June 2009
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