[Ip-health] MSF position on entry of the Medicines Patent Pool into Hepatitis C and TB

jfortunak at comcast.net jfortunak at comcast.net
Sat May 9 07:16:03 PDT 2015


Let us hope that the UNITAID Board swiftly reaches a positive conclusion on this!!

Warm regard to you all,

Joseph M. FortunakProfessor, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical SciencesHoward University525 College Street NWWashington, DC 20059 USA+1 301 928 7568 (mobile)

----- Original Message -----From: Rohit MALPANI <Rohit.MALPANI at paris.msf.org>To: ip-health at lists.keionline.org listserve <Ip-health at lists.keionline.org>Sent: Fri, 08 May 2015 13:37:27 -0000 (UTC)Subject: [Ip-health] MSF position on entry of the Medicines Patent Pool into Hepatitis C and TB



Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)playing a key role in facilitating and accelerating entry of new andcritical medical commodities into markets, including by reducingintellectual property (IP) barriers that undermine innovation and access.This year, the UNITAID Board will evaluate whether the Medicines PatentPool should expand its mandate to negotiate voluntary licenses forhepatitis C virus (HCV) and tuberculosis (TB) medicines. MSF supports theproposition that the MPP immediately begin work to facilitate voluntarylicenses for TB medicines and to manage an IP pool for development offuture TB regimens. The MPP should consider expanding its mandate to HCVonly after certain conditions are met and after careful consideration ofkey issues.

https://www.msfaccess.org/content/msfs-policy-position-expansion-mpp-mandate-cover-hepatitis-c-and-tuberculosis



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