[Ip-health] Oxfam statement on Novartis case

Mohga Kamal-Yanni mkamalyanni at oxfam.org.uk
Sun Sep 4 08:53:14 PDT 2011

Oxfam is closely watching the outcome of Novartis' endless and highly 
damaging challenge to Section 3(d) of India's Patent Act.  We are 
profoundly disappointed that Novartis has continued to pursue legal action 
against the Indian Government.  Five years ago, hundreds of thousands of 
people called upon Novartis to drop its legal challenge against the 
Indian.  Today, over 2 billion people still lack regular access to 
affordable medicines, and yet Novartis has persisted.  Oxfam is seriously 
concerned that if Novartis succeeds, it will lead to long term and 
profound changes in India's patent system that will undermine generic 
competition and access to affordable, low-cost medicines.

Best wishes
Mohga - A Proud Egyptian-Dictating to the computer so please forgive silly 

Dr. Mohga M Kamal-Yanni
Senior health & HIV policy advisor
Oxfam GB
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