[Ip-health] Public Eye campaign in Switzerland "Protect patients, not patents"

Patrick Durisch patrick.durisch at publiceye.ch
Thu May 24 01:03:35 PDT 2018


Dear all,

Public Eye's campaign in Switzerland "For affordable drugs - Protect patients, not patents" was launched on Tuesday 22 May 2018 during a side-event of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The webcast of the event is available here<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-WB-EHieGI&index=9&list=PLEuneE-bMnuEb8vd8fj-rt09KKS7d_uOU>.

Following are some additional material:

*         Press release in English<https://www.publiceye.ch/en/media/press-release/public_eye_calls_on_swiss_federal_council_to_use_compulsory_licensing_against_exorbitant_drug_prices/>, French<https://www.publiceye.ch/fr/medias/communique-de-presse/public_eye_demande_au_conseil_federal_dutiliser_la_licence_obligatoire_pour_lutter_contre_les_prix_exorbitants_des_medicaments/> or German<https://www.publiceye.ch/de/medien/medienmitteilung/irrwitzige_medikamentenpreise_public_eye_fordert_vom_bundesrat_die_anwendung_von_zwangslizenzen/>

*         Campaign website in English<https://www.publiceye.ch/en/topics-background/health/patents-and-access-to-drugs/compulsory-licencing/>, French<https://www.medocsabordables.ch/> or German<https://www.bezahlbaremedis.ch/>

On the Campaign website (www.affordabledrugs.ch<http://www.affordabledrugs.ch>) you can:

*         Download the report "Protect patients, not patents" that was released on this occasion

*         Sign a petition (only in German or French webpages) asking the Swiss government to issue a government use licence

*         Look at videos from 8 Swiss and international experts

Best regards

Patrick Durisch
Health programme coordinator
Public Eye



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