[Ip-health] Global petition to stop US pressure on India ! #SaveOurMedicines

Lorraine Misquith lorrainemisquith at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 02:13:25 PST 2014

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, transnational pharmaceutical companies and the US Government
are putting pressure on the Indian Government to change India’s IP laws
especially the Indian Patents Act, which will make medicines unaffordable
to millions of people in India and other developing countries.

Peoples' groups, patients’ networks and civil society organizations have
come together in one voice to ask the US government to stop pressuring
India against use of its legitimate rights to protect public health. The
petition asks the US Government to stop pressuring India. The petition also
urges the Indian Government to hold its ground and not give in to the

We request all to take action and sign the petition to strengthen the voice
to show that access to affordable medicines is non-negotiable and cannot be
left to the whims of pharmaceutical companies.
Act now, raise your voice, sign the petition! http://t.co/r234V6398W

The current list of petitioners is provided below. If your organisation
wishes to support the petition as a co-petitioner, please send an e-mail to
malini at oxfamindia.org .

- National Working Group on Patent Laws, India
- Lawyers Collective, India
- Low Cost Standard Therapeutics (LOCOST), India
- Initiative for Health & Equity in Society, India
- All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN), India
- Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India
- Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), India
- All India People's Science Network (AIPSN), India
- Medico Friends Circle, India
- Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, India
- Campaign for Affordable Trastuzumab, India
- Thai Network of People living with HIV/AIDS (TNP+), Thailand
- Thai Network Coalition on AIDS (TNCA), Thailand
- AIDS Access Foundation, Thailand
- Drug Study Group, Thailand
- Foundation for AIDS Rights (FAR), Thailand
- Foundation for Consumers (FFC), Thailand
- People’s Health System Movement, Thailand
- Thai Holistic Health Foundation, Thailand
- The Rural Pharmacist Association, Thailand
- The Rural Pharmacist Foundation, Thailand
- FTA Watch, Thailand
- Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+), India
- Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+)
- International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), South Asia
- Global Health Access Project (Health GAP)
- International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)
- Oxfam International
- Third World Network (TWN)
- Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
- Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN)

In solidarity,
Lawyers Collective

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