Julia Fraser

Fight the Fakes campaign grows, now includes generics companies

The Fight the Fakes campaign announced today the support of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and 10 other new partners for its campaign to raise awareness worldwide about the dangers of fake medicines.

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World Health Assembly approves plan to strengthen access to essential medicines

World Health Organization members tonight approved a resolution aimed at improving access to essential medicines. Agreement came after a compromise on a proposed provision referencing other medicines that are not qualified as essential medicines.

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WHA: Experts discuss methods for innovation, access for MICs

Country officials, academics and leading global health advocates this week raised one of the key concerns of this year’s World Health Assembly: innovation and access to medicines in middle-income countries. Government procurement strategies, voluntary and compulsory licensing, de-linkage models and UNITAID mechanisms were among some of the solutions put forward.

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Students to universities: “We have a drug problem”

BASEL — Students from around the world are gathering momentum to challenge their universities’ licensing policies and research and development systems. That was one of the messages emerging from the annual meeting of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) Europe.

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UNITAID publishes full report on health implications of TPP

UNITAID has published the full version of its report on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Implications for Access to Medicines and Public Health.” The report finds a possible negative public health impact of the agreement under negotiation.

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WHO Bulletin article on local pharmaceutical manufacturing in Africa

An article published in the March 2014 issue of the World Health Organization Bulletin discusses the evolving issue of access to medicines in Africa.

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UNITAID assesses potential implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

UNITAID is expected to soon publish a report on the implications of the leaked provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) on public health and access to medicines.

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