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Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

...ion is based on the economic status of the country issuing the compulsory license. Industrialized nations will be required to pay full market price, even during a pandemic. Developing countries would be allowed a limited free ride, with royalties based on the individual country's ability pay. Finally, the...

Punjab Wants Ban on Advertisements by Doctors

...of cases came to our notice that some doctors were issuing advertisements to lure patients and also exploiting them in connivance with some local laboratories to get huge commissions for prescribing certain tests," the minister said. He directed the Punjab Medical Council and medical education and research...

Presidential Commission Wants Proper Care of Wounded Soldiers at Their Homes

...-driven, Shalala said of the panel. We will not be issuing a report that points fingers....

FDA Advises Manufacturers to Test Glycerin for Possible Contamination

... antifreeze and as a solvent. Today, the agency is issuing guidance to industry recommending methods of testing glycerin and other controls to identify any contamination with DEG before use in the manufacture or preparation of pharmaceutical products. At the present time, FDA has no reason to believe that ...

Major Medicare Fraud Detected in Florida

...rs also found doctors in HIV clinics were paid for issuing fake prescriptions and the patients concerned were also suitably compensated for use of their Medicare cards. South Florida was targeted for initial crackdown because of its large population of senior citizens. The investigations will soon be expa...

Gilead's AIDS Drug Awaits Patent in India

...bly and has made its intention clear in the act of issuing non-exclusive voluntary licenses to Indian companies," he said. "We have also planned a direct contact programme with NGOs and this open mode of communication will enable NGOs and Gilead to work on a common platform and fight the epidemic of AIDS t...

Red Cross Blood Supplies Reach Dangerous Levels

...s and low donor turnout. The American Red Cross is issuing a call to action to everyone who can, to donate blood. As of this morning, the Southeastern Michigan Blood Service Region of the American Red Cross had no units of Type O-negative -- the universal blood type -- on its shelves. Type B-negative was ...

Examiners Charged in Philippines Nursing Test Scandal

...tion with the affair, which led to a US commission issuing a temporary ban on the 17,000 nurses who had passed last year's tests. Nurses from the Philippines are in demand overseas, notably in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez said she had ordered criminal char...

South African AIDS Delegates Issue Contraception Call

...IDS conference wrapped up on Friday with delegates issuing a call for contraception to be made more widely available and for more research into prevention methods. Male circumcision and female condoms both needed to be more readily obtainable, delegates said in a draft declaration document which also outl...

Brazil Will Purchase Merck’s Antiretroviral If Price Not Lowere

..., Brazil could break Merck's patent of the drug by issuing a compulsory license to produce or purchase a lower-cost version of the drug. World Trade Organization regulations allow governments to declare a "national emergency" and issue compulsory licenses on any grounds without consulting the foreign pate...

External Affairs Minister Taken to Army Hospital in Delhi

.... and was wheeled in immediately. The army will be issuing a statement on his health condition later, hospital officials said. The 72-year-old Congress leader was injured at Bethuadahari, about 130 km from Kolkata in Nadia district, late Saturday when a stone chip-laden lorry swerved out of control after a...

FDA Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Pergolide Products

...erning risks of heart valve damage. FDA today is issuing a Public Health Advisory (PHA) detailing the removal of pergolide products from the market. The PHA, which is available at www.fda.gov/cder/drug/advisory/pergolide.htm includes information and recommended actions for physicians, pharmacists and patie...

US Consulate to Start Hyderabad Operations Next Year

... she said. Fore hoped the US consulate would start issuing visas from early 2008. The Paigah Palace was built in the European style in the 1880s during Nizam's rule. It has 20 spacious rooms and four huge halls with a high ceiling going up to 26 feet. Fore said the permanent building would come up in the...

Thailand Backs Off Threat to Break Drug Patents

...hai government to negotiate with drug firms before issuing a compulsory license. According to Thawat, the government is willing to give drug firms a fair chance to deal with the matter. "It’s also partly because our drug production capacity for this drug is not quite up and in place,” he added. About 20,...

Ex-teacher Sues Delhi Public School

....5 million for treatment of breast cancer. While issuing notices Tuesday after preliminary arguments on former teacher Vibha Kapur's plea, Justice Hima Kohli asked Delhi's director of education and DPS Society's chairman to file their replies by April 3. Kapoor pleaded to the court that she had ended up ...

U.S. Issues Guidelines in Case of Flu Pandemic

...s crowded, the federal government advised today in issuing new pandemic flu guidelines to states and cities. Health officials acknowledged that such measures would hugely disrupt public life, but they argued that these measure would buy the time needed to produce vaccines and would save lives because flu v...

Polio Outbreak on Wane: Next Rounds Must Focus on Youngest Children

...tical leadership role, holding public meetings and issuing statements to ensure that parents are aware that vaccination is the only protection against polio. The outbreak this year, which has paralyzed 583 children (as of 9 December,), has peaked at its origin in western UP. Experience indicates that Biha...

Dr. Reddy's To Invest $100 Mn In Andhra

...aid they would utilise part of the funds raised by issuing shares. 'The company's expansion will take place in their current establishments at Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. Besides, we are also looking at setting up two new plants in Andhra Pradesh as part our Special Economic Zone plan,' Reddy told IANS at ...

Survey Reveals Rejection of NHS Database Scheme

...severely. No2ID group, is also campaigning against issuing of identity cards. A charitable Trust, Joseph Rowntree trust, is at the helm of the campaign. They released the ICM poll findings which showed that a substantial number of people are opposed to Whitehall's plans. The figures exhibit that nearly ...

Sex Education Not Effective In UK

...or not. Sex education is basically carried out by issuing hands out information and discusses values, or an enhanced sex education class, where students and teachers role-play and work on skills like negotiating sexual encounters. The study highlights the areas that can deliver the strategies for achieving ...

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