HAIAP News

August 2017
HAIAP Meeting at Gonoshasthaya Kendra Nov 10-12
WHO updates Essential Medicines List
HAI supports no long acting insulins in WHO list
Global War on Tobacco
E-Cigarettes & regulatory options
Australia: regulating complementary medicines claims
Malaysia: Action needed on hepatitis C treatment
Feature:
AMR/AMS Plans in our regions
Hand Hygiene saves lives
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HAIAPNewsAugust2017

April 2017
Message from the Coordinator
Revive Health for All
Thailand 10th Anniversary CL
The TPP is dead….but
Prescrire Awards 2016
No Thankyou! to Pharma invitations
AMR in Thailand – Colistin use in animals
India gears up to tackle AMR
More News from India
Strings attached to patient lobby groups
Potential price reductions for cancer medicines
MSF Fair Shot Campaign
New International MSH Price Guide
Features:
Regional Consultation Pacific Island Countries
World Health Day Reflections
HAI: Access to insulin studies
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HAIAPNewsApril2017

December 2016
Message from the Coordinator
Dzulkifli Abdul Razak – Gilbert Award
Ken Harvey – Skeptic Award
Dr Halfdan Mahler – Tribute
TPP is dead
Lancet – Universal Health Coverage
Lancet – Next WHO DG priority – right to health
India: Ban on 344 FDCs lifted
HAI: Access to insulin study results
Where There are no Pharmacists:
study guide & test Q&A
Feature:
World Antibiotic Awareness week in the region
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HAIAPNewsDecember2016

August 2016
Message from the Coordinator
Ken Harvey: ANZAAS award
Lancet: Physical activity study
Homeopathic vaccine peddlers
TPP update
India:   – Suicide after pressure to sell
– Pharmaceutical Marketing Code Fiasco
Features:
Iran’s PHC Program – 45 years
High cost of drugs
Books:
HAI ACCISS study
Private Patents Public Health
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HAIAPNewsAugust2016

April 2016
Message from the Coordinator
Tribute to Dr Andrew Herxheimer
Workshop report – PHM Colombo
Prescrire- drugs to avoid
Lobbying by Pharma
Doctors who take company cash
Ketamine – the real perspective
Features:
Impact of prices & the role of advocacy
Availability of FDCs & other problem medicines
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HAIAPNewsApril2016

December 2015
Message from the Coordinator
CHOICE Shonky Awards
Chinese Traditional Medicines warning
TPP Text revealed
India’s Health Camps
Antimicrobial resistance awareness activities
in our region: Manila, Vietnam, China, Mongolia
Solomon Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Fiji.
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HAIAPNewsDecember2015

August 2015
Message from the Coordinator
Prescrire New drug pricing- Does it make sense?
Therapeutic Advances?
TPPA negotiations as at August 2015
Countering counterfeit medicines
Private healthcare sector and UHC (Oxfam)
Australia: Controlling chiropractic promotion
AMH for Pacific Island Countries
Antibiotic Awareness Week    (Nov 2015)
Feature: Fiji: Antimicrobial stewardship preparation
Malaysia: Separation of prescribing and dispensing
GPs knowledge, attitudes and prescribing of antibiotics
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HAIAPNewsAugust2015

April 2015
Message from the Coordinator
TPPA negotiations as at April 2015
Drugs to avoid – Prescrire
Literature Links
Krill oil marketing Australia
Features:
Antibiotics & AMR (K Weerasuriya)
UHC Sri Lanka (MC Weerasinghe)
Other news
Homeopathic drugs: Australia & Canada
Ketamine secured for medical & vet use
The Lancet: For a tobacco free world
ADR reporting in Nepal
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HAIAPNews11April2015

December 2014
Message from the Coordinator
World AIDS Day: Mohga Kamal Yanni
E-drug – Books on Pills
IP issues and TPPA
Controlling counterfeit medicines update
Features
Lancet Commission & 30 years of Essential Medicines memories                                           Tobacco control news – Australia, China
News from the Region
India and reliance on Chinese imports
Prescribers & generic medicines Malaysia, Australia
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HAIAPNews10December2014

August 2014
HAIAP Website questionnaire. (Will download to your computer if you click here )
Universal Health Coverage WHA meeting
IP Issues and access to medicines – the TPPA
News:
Novartis data falsified
Antimicrobial Resistance Coalition Declaration
AIDS 2014 Melbourne
Feature
Tobacco control in the region
News from the Region
Malaysia, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh
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HAIAPNews9August2014 

April 2014
New HAIAP Website launched
Awards –Prescrire Awards
IP Issues and access to medicines
News:
Measles eradication, smallpox destruction, Fire in the Blood DVD
World Health Day Focus 2014 – Vector Control
Features
Antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in food animals in Malaysia
Vanuatu: NCD treatment cost study
News from the Region
Vanuatu, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan
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HAIAPNews8APRIL2014.pdf

December 2013
Award – HAI Winner of 2013 Prix Prescrire
TPPA update
HAI & MSF at Global Technical Meeting on R&D
Fiji: Development of a Medicines Registration system
Philippines – typhoon response
Bangladesh- Hunger strike
Thailand: Tobacco Legislation – Philip Morris sues
Antimicrobial Resistance Activities – Malaysia
Polio in Syria
Scientific research & pharmaceutical industry
Universal Health Coverage: Occasional Paper
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HAIAPNews7December2013.pdf

August 2013
Award – Kidsmart products
Consumer issues – The Checkout
Fire in the blood
Update on TPP negotiations
Can FDA be trusted
Doctors urged to Boycott dextropropoxyphene
War-torn Somalia eradicates polio – again
Two decades of struggle – Novartis, India
Legislation an essential tool for ensuring access to medicines policy goals
APCNMP Report
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HAIAPNews6August2013.pdf

April 2013
Lancet Series: non-communicable diseases
Case Study: HANDS Marvi workers
Feature: 200th anniversary of birth of John Snow
Conversation with Cipla leader – Yusuf Hamied
Pakistan: Challenges of vaccine preventable diseases
Thailand: Proposed FTA
Update: Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
China (USA): Antibiotic resistance
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HAIAPNews5April2013.pdf

December 2012
Future of WHO hangs in the balance
The MARVI workers of HANDS in Pakistan
Controlling counterfeit medicines in South East Asia – science and collaboration
India: Novartis vs India update – supreme court hearing comes to an end
Malaysia: Challenges for Community Pharmacy
International Drug Price Indicator Guide MSH 2011: additional information available
Where There are no Pharmacists: French translation in Press
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HAIAPNews4Dec2012.pdf

August 2012
Capetown: PHM Call to Action
Sydney: APCNMP Workshop on pharmaceutical promotion
Solomon Islands: Upscaling the use of Zinc Sulphate in management of diarrhoea
Sri Lanka – Promoting pharmaceutical health: A novel method
Pacific Island Countries: Implementing National Medicines Policies
India: Big Pharma in legal battles for monopoly prices
India: Drug regulation in India – the time is ripe for change
Bangladesh: A Long History of National Medicines Policy: where are we now?
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HAIAPNews3August2012final.pdf

April 2012
Ken Harvey – Consumer Championship Award
New report – Divide and Conquer
ACTA – impact on access to medicines
Iran: Primary Health Care and CHWs
After the floods – rebuilding Pakistan
India: Compulsory License for anti-cancer medicine
Pakistan: Drug regulation follows heart patient deaths
Vietnam: Declaration on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and access to medicines
Tobacco Control – Australia, Europe
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HAIAPNews2April2012.pdf

January 2012
National Medicines Policy Conference Sydney May 2012
Sri Lanka: Report of an exploration of medicine-taking by older people in the estate sector in Nuwara Eliya district, 2010.
Pakistan: Devolution of the Health Ministry:
Australia: The case of SensaSlim and the Therapeutic Goods Administration
HAI Activities 2011
New edition of Drug Donation Guidelines
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HAIAPNews1Jan2012.pdf