After making America sick again, president Donald Trump is trying to compensate for his administration’s failure by buying up the entire stock of Remdesivir from Gilead for the next three months for the US, and leaving nothing for the rest of the world.
What prevents any country from making drugs and vaccines, once developed? Is it the threat of the US, or the belief that in the US-China vaccine war, they need to be on the US side?
The 73rd World Health Assembly saw the US continue its attack on China and the World Health Organization. The WHA recognized immunization as a global public health good but failed to do the same for vaccines
The increasing corporatisation of the health sector has meant that private interests not only play a huge role in determining policy, but also control licensing. This is a threat for countries like India.
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about issues around intellectual property rights in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Negotiators representing 16 countries have been tasked with arriving at an agreement on the controversial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by October 19 but trade unions say the deal has grave consequences
PepsiCo’s decision to sue the nine farmers to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars had led to a campaign to boycott its products in the country
The Trump administration’s premature jubilation over the new trade deal should not be taken at face value, since the existing terms of trade are set to remain largely unchanged
Nandita Venkatesan and her co-petitioner from South Africa, Phumeza Tisile, are challenging a further extension of the patent that Johnson & Johnson has applied for the salt form of the drug, bedaquline that could be of vital importance in treating drug-resistant TB
The deal is likely to deal a huge blow to the less developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region and benefit big corporations and the richer countries
A report released on Friday says the public consultation around the deal has been extremely poor, while corporations have had undue influence on the discussions and the agenda