Navigation Links
Drop Patent Petition, Activists Ask Novartis

Seeking to keep the price of a cancer drug affordable for masses, activists from several countries Monday gathered here and asked Swiss pharmaceutical major Novartis// to withdraw its case against the Indian government that has not granted patent to its anti-cancer medicine.

"India produces affordable medicines that help millions of people both here and in many other developing countries. A patent grant to Novartis on Gleevec will certainly make cancer medicine unaffordable for the poor," said Amit Sengupta, joint convenor of the PEOPLE'S Health Movement.

"While a generic drug for cancer costs Rs.8,000 for one month of treatment, Gleevec costs Rs.120,000. If Novartis gets the patent, then generic drugs will not be available in market," Sengupta told reporters.

In May 2006, Novartis had filed two cases against the government of India and the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) challenging the rejection of its patent application under the Indian Patent Law.

The company's application for a patent on Gleevec was opposed by the CPAA and subsequently rejected by the Chennai patent office in January 2006.

The application was rejected as it claimed Gleevec to be only a new form of an old drug and not an invention.

Unni Karunakara, medical director of the Medicins Sans Frontieres, a Netherlands-headquartered organisation, said that India is the main supplier of essential medicines for developing countries. Sixty-seven percent of the medicines produced in India are exported to developing countries, he said.

"A patent grant to Novartis will not only affect people in India but also millions of people in developing countries. It will set a wrong precedent for frivolous applicants to get patent by just tinkering molecules. Innovations of drugs will become difficult," Karunakara said.

"General public cannot afford the second line drugs as their cost will increase between seven to 30 times,
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Indian Government Keen On JE Vaccine Supply And Patenting Of Indian Medicine Formulations
2. HIV Patients Opposes Patenting Of AIDS Drug
3. Provigil Patent Extension Accorded To Cephalon
4. AIDS Sufferers Protest against Proposed Patent for Tenofovir
5. POLY Medicure Ltd Applies for 8 Patents, 2 FDA Approvals
6. Venus Remedies Files 5th International Patent Application
7. US Court Rules Against Lupin in Ramipril Patent Case
8. Patent for Seminal RNAi innovation Cleared in Australia
9. Canada: On Popular Demand, Tamiflu finds a Berth in the Directory of Patent Drugs
10. Compellis Pharmaceuticals Gets Patent for Obesity-Fighting Nasal Spray CP404
11. A Patented Device for Rapid Diagnosis of Diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Drop Patent Petition Activists Ask Novartis

(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 The ... Vascular Devices Market by Angioplasty Balloon ... (IVUS, OCT), IVC Filter (Retrievable), Endovascular ... analyzes and studies the major market ... U.S. and Canada. , Browse 108 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Bedros Keuilian’s Annual Fitness Business Summit is considered the ... people already earning seven-figure incomes. But his annual Fit ... to the owners of Keuilian’s own international fitness boot camp ... Boot Camp World Conference will also be attended by 50 ... or are struggling with their own boot camp businesses. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 mynt welcomes industry ... promoters to join its growing company. Since its pre-launch ... in product sales and continues to gain momentum leading ... , Rob and Tiffanie came into network marketing by ... a number of network marketing companies. Tiffanie needed help ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Truly hungry, or comforting yourself with food? ... driving, or at the computer can lead to significant ... aware of what they eat and why during the ... , Registered dietician and community educator Bridget Lackey will ... to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at Humility House, 755 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... One of the emerging trends in the market ... This increases the availability and accessibility of these products to ... Ostomy Care Accessories market to grow at a ... the report, the Global Ostomy Care Accessories market is driven ... the major drivers. The number of procedures is increasing owing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Devices Market worth $5.9 Billion by 2018 - Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Devices Market worth $5.9 Billion by 2018 - Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Devices Market worth $5.9 Billion by 2018 - Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Devices Market worth $5.9 Billion by 2018 - Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:Fitness Boot Camp Founder Offers Fifty Scholarships to Fit Body Boot Camp World Conference 2Health News:Fitness Boot Camp Founder Offers Fifty Scholarships to Fit Body Boot Camp World Conference 3Health News:Industry Leaders Rob and Tiffanie Moffitt Join mynt 2Health News:HMHP Workshop to Focus on ‘Mindful’ Eating 2Health News:Ostomy Care Accessories Market 2014 – 2018 Global Forecasts and Analysis in New Research Report at Sandlerresearch.org 2Health News:Ostomy Care Accessories Market 2014 – 2018 Global Forecasts and Analysis in New Research Report at Sandlerresearch.org 3Health News:Ostomy Care Accessories Market 2014 – 2018 Global Forecasts and Analysis in New Research Report at Sandlerresearch.org 4
... Center basic scientists Roger Brent, Ph.D., a systems biologist, ... have been elected fellows of the American Association for ... fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by ... Center,s Basic Sciences Division, is being honored "for outstanding ...
... Cambridge, MASS. -- Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women,s ... cisplatin much more effectively and safely in a form that ... cells and is activated once it reaches its target. ... shrink tumors in mice, using only one-third the amount of ...
... By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Jan. ... change your kid,s attitude: The most optimistic adolescents may be ... Researchers also have found a slight link between optimism ... are caveats. The new research, on kids in Australia, doesn,t ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- After ... are "special," today,s young people crave these boosts to ... new research suggests. The self-esteem movement of recent ... success and praise in a world that won,t necessarily ...
... Jan. 11, 2011 An international team of researchers ... human papillomavirus that one day may aid in the ... Led by researcher Per Jemth of Uppsala University in ... Journal of Biological Chemistry how an offensive ...
... brachytherapy has advantages compared to other therapy options in men ... in this respect. This is the result of a report ... Care (IQWiG) on 11 January 2011. In this report IQWiG ... completed in 2007. However, it was shown that no relevant ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Roger Brent and Robert Eisenman named AAAS fellows 2Health News:Delivering a potent cancer drug with nanoparticles can lessen side effects 2Health News:Delivering a potent cancer drug with nanoparticles can lessen side effects 3Health News:Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay 2Health News:For College Students, Praise May Trump Sex and Money 2Health News:For College Students, Praise May Trump Sex and Money 3Health News:Study details how protein made by HPV teams up on and thwarts protective human protein 2Health News:Study details how protein made by HPV teams up on and thwarts protective human protein 3Health News:Benefit of brachytherapy in patients with early-stage prostate cancer is still unclear 2Health News:Benefit of brachytherapy in patients with early-stage prostate cancer is still unclear 3Health News:Benefit of brachytherapy in patients with early-stage prostate cancer is still unclear 4
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  Armada Health Care (Armada), ... (GPO), is pleased to announce an agreement with ... host of innovative specialty pharmacy patient program offerings. ... therapy management services to specialty patients via Armada,s ... Aurora will use the OTM platform as ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Professional Compounding Centers of America ... awarding the three best scientific presentations at the ... . The Formulating Better Medicines for Children ... Athens, Greece , includes dozens of ... from which three winners will be selected by ...
(Date:8/21/2014)...  SI-BONE, Inc. ( San Jose, California ... of the iFuse Implant System, ® a minimally ... sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced that Priority Health ( ... Fusion Medical Policy No. 91590-R4 providing positive coverage for ... that the fusion procedure, which employs the iFuse Implant ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aurora Health Care Partners with Armada Health Care to Deliver Added Pharmacy Capabilities to Specialty Patients 2Aurora Health Care Partners with Armada Health Care to Deliver Added Pharmacy Capabilities to Specialty Patients 3Professional Compounding Centers of America will award top poster-session winners at European Paediatric Formulation Initiative in Athens 2SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Positive Coverage Decision by Priority Health 2SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Positive Coverage Decision by Priority Health 3
... Calif. , Feb. 18 AutoGenomics, a ... that the organization has been awarded the ISO 13485 ... throughout the organization. TUV SUD America Inc. was the ... looks to expand its increasing role in the international ...
... CAUSE NO. 2010-10259, , BRAD KOVNAT, ... , ... , v. ... , THE PALLADIUM FOR SURGERY- ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AutoGenomics Receives ISO Certification 2Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty 2Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty 3Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty 4Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty 5Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty 6Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty 7Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty 8Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Key Subsidiary of TSX Listed Northstar Healthcare, Inc. (TSX NHC) on Claims of Mismanagement and Breach of Fiduciary Duty 9
Flagship Transcranial Doppler system with multiple channel options, multi-depth options....
Swiss Watchmaker Forceps, 4" extra-long precision ground points....
... fine tips and are intended for the most ... The curved ones are ideal for tweezing out ... student versions are for beginners. These Dumont/Swiss watchmaker ... The Swiss forceps are made from the highest ...
Verte-Span is the latest advancement in vertebral body replacement technology. This device allows surgeons to reconstruct and stabilize certain types of anterior column defects in the spine....
Medicine Products: