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Roche Jumps into Medicines Patent Pool with Pricing and Licensing Deal

Roche this week has announced a partnership with the UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) to provide its drug valganciclovir, better known in the developed world as Valcyte, in 138 countries for a reduced price. In addition to making the drug available in these markets for up to 90% cheaper than current price, Roche has decided […]
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UN Pact Scuttles Anti-Vaccine Provision

A new international agreement to reduce mercury contamination of air and water was recently adopted by 140 countries, without a proposal that threatened to limit access to vaccines in much of the world. The credit goes to public health authorities and medical experts who challenged a provision blocking production of vaccines with the preservative thimerosal, […]
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Will WHO Member States Pony Up for Neglected Diseases?

Recognizing that traditional market forces – namely incentives related to intellectual property and a steady demand for products – have failed in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) asked a member state-nominated group to come up with ways to fund R&D and pay for the treatment of neglected diseases in the world’s poorest nations. […]
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Big Pharmas Mystery Market Segment

Just who are those “bottom billion” potential consumers in developing countries?  A new report sheds some light. Big Pharma’s future depends on tapping new sources of business opportunity.  One segment on virtually everyone’s must do list is the “bottom billion”—poor consumers in the world’s poorer countries. Market analysis suggests that when the bottom billion’s potential […]
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