Author Archives: Beverley Snell

New affordable hepatitis C combination treatment shows 97% cure rate

From TWN April 13, 2018 Results support a public health approach to hepatitis C Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative press release, 12 April 2018  PARIS, 12 April 2018 – An affordable hepatitis C combination treatment including the new drug candidate … Continue reading

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TPP has risen from the dead.

It was signed on March 8. New Zealand released the previously secret text of the agreement on February 21 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/tpp-new-zealand-sheds-light-on-the-deal-australia-is-about-to-sign-20180221-p4z14b.html After years of campaigning against the dodgy deal and after loss of support from the US, last year people power … Continue reading

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New paper on use of TRIPS flexibilities in the procurement of medicines

A new paper on the use of TRIPS flexibilities in the procurement of medicines was published today by the WHO Bulletin. Thank you Ellen See here for the full paper: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/96/3/17-199364.pdf Abstract Medicine procurement and the use of flexibilities in … Continue reading

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Thailand’s universal healthcare coverage on life support

Bangkok Post, November 26, 2017 https://tinyurl.com/y6wear4a Thailand’s universal healthcare coverage (UHC) scheme is confronting its most critical time since its introduction in 2002. For over a decade, the scheme has been praised all over the world for its achievement  in … Continue reading

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Vale Shila Kaur

  Shila, a wonderful friend, a colleague, and the passionate and indefatigable coordinator of Health Action International Asia Pacific (HAIAP). Remembered with great sadness for her passing but also with enormous  appreciation and thanks for her contribution.     November 21, 2017 in … Continue reading

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Trans Pacific Partnership returns

Last month another meeting between the eleven remaining TPP countries was held in Tokyo. The TPP-11 are hoping to reach general agreement by November 10. The goal is for an early ratification of the TPP, in the hopes that the US will re-join … Continue reading

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HAIAP Meeting November 10-12 2017 deferred

Following communications with HAIAP partners  concerning the HAIAP Meeting 10 – 12 Nov 2017, we found that very few partners were able to participate at that time. Most of our partners were unable to participate due to inability to raise … Continue reading

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TPP: Tom Price bought drug stocks. Then he pushed Pharma’s agenda in Australia.

by Robert Faturechi http://www.propublica.org/site/author/robert_faturechi/ ProPublica, June 1, 2017, 8 a.m. Before he was named Trump’s health secretary, Price took a congressional trip to Australia and pressed officials to extend protections for drug companies in an international trade agreement. In the … Continue reading

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The rise of fake journals

Why you should care about the rise of fake journals and the bad science they publish Earlier this year, the Conversation published an article about the increasing number of ‘fake journals’ by Graham Kendall, Professor of Computer Science and Provost/CEO/PVC, University of … Continue reading

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Dr Olle Hanson Day May 23

Olle Hansson was an icon of the activist medical profession and wrote a classic in medical investigative exposure. The book was called ‘INSIDE CIBA GEIGY’ and published in Penang, Malaysia in 1989. It is an amazing piece and we like … Continue reading

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