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Novartis and Health – An analysis

  Rajeev Dhavan on April 11, 2013 – 1   The Novartis judgment has started a huge war of words. The patent drug producers are livid. They declare: “Woe is us. This is the end of invention.”  The generic drug makers say:… Continue Reading →

#India-The right to food security #mustread

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8273 (Published 10 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8273 Veena Shatrugna, formerly deputy director, National Institute of Nutrition1, R Srivatsan, senior fellow2 Author Affiliations veenashatrugna@yahoo.com Communities must push back against global policy decisions that fuel Third World hunger The report from… Continue Reading →

Pharma vs India: a case of life or death for the world’s poor #Health #drugs

WEB EXCLUSIVE, New International  Oct , 2012 Cases being heard in Indian courts could ‘open the floodgates’ for pharmaceutical companies to challenge generic drug production and keep prices ridiculously high, explains Nick Harvey. It’s a worrying time for the poor and… Continue Reading →

Asian countries act to get cheap drugs #rightohealth

SouthViews No. 37, 22 October 2012 SOUTHVIEWS is a service of the South Centre to provide opinions and analysis of topical issues from a South perspective. Visit the South Centre’s website: www.southcentre.org. Staring with Malaysia in 2003, many Asian countries are… Continue Reading →

The EU-India Free Trade Agreement: is it the end of the world as we know it?

This week, Indian and European Union (EU) trade negotiators in New Delhi will most likely announce that they have reached a preliminary agreement on a trade pact that will forge a new commercial relationship between the two economies. The EU… Continue Reading →

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