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Access to medicines: Five people, five reasons we need to overcome monopolies on medicines

Charles, Tobeka, Din, Nandita, and baby ‘Janey’. Four of these people have struggled for their lives. One of them has lost her life. All because pharma companies put profits before people. This is what can happen when companies get hold of patents and other...

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COVID-19: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can only be scaled up globally if many more suppliers can produce

Geneva – As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) starts meeting today and later this month to discuss emergency use authorisation of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns that any eventual...

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5 reasons a new proposal by India and South Africa could be a gamechanger in the COVID-19 response

5 reasons a new proposal by India and South Africa could be a gamechanger in the COVID-19 response. And why ALL governments should support it. On October 2, 2020, India and South Africa submitted a landmark proposal to the World Trade...

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Access to Medicines: In landmark move, India and South Africa propose no patents on COVID-19 medicines, tools during pandemic

Governments make request to WTO for intellectual property waiver for all countries until herd immunity reached Geneva - In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to...

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MSF: Any future COVID-19 vaccines must be sold at cost and accessible to all

Governments must attach strings as they pledge billions to pay for vaccines in developing countries Geneva — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged leaders to demand pharmaceutical corporations commit to selling any potential future COVID-19 vaccines at cost, as...

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Access to medicines: MSF demands review of USTR Special 301 report on trade barriers

In a letter to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on 6th February 2020, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders submitted comments to the review process of USTR’s 2020 Special 301 Report and raised concerns of the public health impact of...

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MSF: Global vaccines community must urgently support roll out of new more affordable pneumonia vaccine

Global vaccines community must do everything it can to help introduce the new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine in all countries, especially middle-income countries Barcelona – As governments and the global vaccines community gather this week at the first ever Global...

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Access to medicines: As J&J release earnings, MSF protests price of lifesaving TB drug

As J&J release earnings, MSF protests price of lifesaving TB drug in front of New York Stock Exchange New York, 22 January 2020—Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding...

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Access to medicines: Gavi must ensure more children get new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine

Geneva, 21 January 2020 — As Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, starts to commemorate its 20th year and launches a new fundraising appeal, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stressed that more must be done to...

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MSF and TB activists disrupt opening of TB conference to protest drug corporations keeping life-saving medicines from people

Newer medicines for DR-TB are desperately needed, but barriers to access, including high prices, keep them out of reach for most people around the world. Hyderabad, 30 October – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) joined tuberculosis (TB) activists to disrupt...

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Access to medicines: MSF demands Johnson & Johnson reduce price of lifesaving TB drug

GENEVA - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a global campaign calling on pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to lower the price of its anti-tuberculosis medicine bedaquiline to no more than US$1 per day for people everywhere who...

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MSF urges PM Modi not to make any trade commitments to US threatening access to medicines

Ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US to discuss a ‘trade-package’ with the US President Donald Trump, Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) urges the Indian government to not make any commitments regarding intellectual property,...

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