WTO Makes Permanent a Way to Help Poor Countries Gain Access to Generics via Compulsory Licenses
By Zachary Brennan -
Published 23 January 2017
The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday officially amended its Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement to allow developing countries facing public health problems and lacking the capacity to produce generic drugs the ability to obtain such medicines from third country producers under "compulsory licensing" arrangements.
Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, Generic drugs, Ethics, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy
Tags: WTO, TRIPS, compulsory licenses, generic drugs
Long-Awaited UN Report Calls for Breaking Link Between Drug R&D Costs and Prices
By Zachary Brennan -
Published 14 September 2016
The United Nations (UN) High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines released its long-awaited report on Wednesday with recommendations sure to rile up the pharmaceutical industry as it calls for World Trade Organization (WTO) members to no longer link the cost of research and development (R&D) with drug prices, as well as for an increase in the issuance of compulsory licenses and to require the disclosure of pharmaceutical R&D costs.
Categories: News, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, US, WHO, Clinical, Distribution, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy
Tags: UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, UN reports on pharmaceuticals, compulsory licenses, pharmaceutical R&D
Asia Regulatory Roundup: China Looks to Protect Clinical Data Integrity (5 April 2016)
By Nick Paul Taylor -
Published 05 April 2016
Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.
Categories: News, China, India, CDSCO, CFDA, MFDS, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance
Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, clinical trial data integrity, compulsory licenses, FSSAI
PLoS: Pressures on Doha Declaration Signatories Preventing Overuse of Compulsory Licenses
By Alexander Gaffney -
Published 12 January 2012
Tags: Middle-Upper-Income Countries, MUIC, CL, Patents, Compulsory Licenses, Doha Declaration, Latest News