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AHF Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gilead to Invalidate Patents on Key AIDS Drug

Legal action, filed today in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, asserts that, “…Gilead manipulated the patent system and engaged in anticompetitive practices to prevent economical access to…” Tenofovir, a key component in Genvoya, Gilead’s four-in-one Fixed Dose Combination (FDC).

Published
27 January 2016
From
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Infected blood: reform of financial and other support

Seeks views on the reforms to the support for those affected by hepatitis C or HIV from historic NHS blood treatments.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Department of Health
UK: Closure of PACE, the LGBT+ mental health charity

PACE, the LGBT+ mental health charity, will close at the end of January 2016 due to lack of funding. Founded in 1985 PACE has provided support services for the LGBT+ community for over 30 years delivering counselling, advocacy, training, youth work, research and mental health support services.

Published
26 January 2016
From
PACE
New PrEP studies will be a challenge, statisticians warn

Two statisticians involved in the PROUD and iPrEx trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) warn that future trials to test new PrEP drugs and formulations may be extremely difficult

Published
26 January 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Big Pharma’s worst nightmare

Jamie Love has spent years battling global drug companies, unshakable in his belief that even the world’s poorest people should have access to life-saving medicines. Is it time that our own government listened to him?

Published
26 January 2016
From
The Guardian
Global Fund rushes HIV drugs to Uganda amid shortage

The Global Fund, a partnership that sends HIV drugs to poor countries, says it plans to send an advance supply of antiretroviral therapy to Uganda, after the East African country ran out three months before the end of last year.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Reuters UK
Florida leads U.S. in new HIV cases after years of cuts in public health

Florida leads the nation in new HIV infections, but it’s not being treated as a crisis by Gov. Rick Scott or the state’s top health officer, Dr. John Armstrong. As the disease has spread, Scott and Armstrong have imposed four years of personnel cuts in the Department of Health that have shrunk the size of county health departments.

Published
24 January 2016
From
Miami Herald
Fast-Track cities update, December 2015

This report reflects on the actions taken by cities and by the four core partners— the city of Paris, UNAIDS, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC)—towards ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

Published
24 January 2016
From
UNAIDS
Kansas Legislators Walk Back On Lifetime Ban For Hepatitis C Drugs

A panel of legislators Friday reversed their recommendation of a lifetime ban on hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid patients who don’t comply with their treatment regimen.

Published
24 January 2016
From
KCUR
Reaction to The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment target muted

Reaction to the size of The Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment target has been somewhat muted so far, despite the fact that at $13 billion, it is $2 billion lower than the target for the last replenishment, and despite the global push to ending the epidemics by 2030 as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published
24 January 2016
From
Global Fund Observer

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