to the Developing World” Puts Health Over Big Pharma Profits;Activists Demand Obama Administration Change
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AIDS Activists today hailed the stunning victory for poor patients throughout the world as the Indian Supreme Court ruled against a Novartis challenge to India’s progressive patent laws. Novartis challenged the denial of its patent for the cancer medicine Glivec, in a test case aimed at undermining India’s strict patent law, claiming it should be interpreted to allow multiple successive patents for minor changes to existing medicines. But the Court today rejected that challenge—upholding India’s rights under the WTO to limit the patenting of drugs to those that provide truly new or increasingly effective drugs, instead of patenting superficial changes as Novartis has demanded.
Over 300 AIDS activists got on the bus to Washington, DC on Saturday, April 20, 2013 to demand a Robin Hood Tax to End AIDS, fight global climate change, build housing, strengthen education and provide jobs! The protest coincided with the IMF/World Bank spring meetings and the G20 Finance Minister's meeting. 11 countries in the Eurozone have just passed a Robin Hood Tax. AIDS activists from Health GAP, VOCAL-NY, ACT UP NY, ACT UP Philly, QUEEROCRACY and ACT UP RI marched to the U.S. Treasury Department and brought the message home to Secretary Lew. If you couldn't make it to the rally you can see it here: http://robinhoodtax.org/robinhood-live . If you are inspired and want to get involved in Robin Hood Tax organizing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated to eliminating barriers to global access to affordable life-sustaining medicines for people living with HIV/AIDS as key to a comprehensive strategy to confront and ultimately stop the AIDS pandemic. We believe that the human right to life and to health must prevail over the pharmaceutical industry's excessive profits and expanding patent rights.