[Ip-health] Malaysian support for sofosbuvir CL decision

Chee Yoke Ling yokeling at twnetwork.org
Thu Sep 14 08:18:14 PDT 2017

Dear all,

When the Malaysian Cabinet approved the compulsory licence for government use of sofosbuvir, the following were also publicised to urge the government to implement the decision.

(1) Column by Martin Khor (The Star, 11 September):
Action at last on Hepatitis C? -- The decision to issue a government-use licence to make a generic drug available is a breakthrough in the fight to cure 500,000 Hepatitis C patients in Malaysia
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/global-trends/2017/09/11/action-at-last-on-hepatitis-c-the-decision-to-issue-a-governmentuse-licence-to-make-a-generic-drug-a/#g3rRtCZdd3jYhMOr.99

(2) Consumers' Association of Penang press statement (8 September):

CAP Applauds Government Decision to Issue Government Use License for Hepatitis C Drug, which can save hundreds of thousands of lives

With best wishes,

Third World Network

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