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How Much? A Battle Over The Cost Of The New Hepatitis C Drugs

As excitement mounts among physicians and investors over a new crop of drugs for treating hepatitis C, there is also concern that patients in developing countries may not have sufficient access due to high prices. But a recent poster presentation at a medical conference suggests that drugmakers can produce these new medicines for relatively little cost and should be compelled to do so.

Published
12 November 2013
From
Pharmalot
Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet: Cowards, betrayers and appeasers have destroyed the NHS

All three parties have colluded in the creation of ideal conditions for an unprecedented colonisation of the NHS by an aggressive, profit-seeking private sector.

Published
09 November 2013
From
New Statesman
David Furnish: To Those Who Stood Against AIDS Apathy: Thank You

The government regulatory bodies were insisting on such a slow testing process that they were effectively condemning to death anybody who was diagnosed with HIV. As far as the authorities were concerned, the message was, "Go die quietly." They clearly hadn't met Larry Kramer.

Published
09 November 2013
From
Huffington Post
Lisa Power: The History of AIDS Activism in the UK

We can’t go back to being 1990s activists, but we can go forward, as they did, and forge our own futures.

Published
08 November 2013
From
Global Herald
New Publication Highlights Realities of Access to HIV Drugs and Other Essential Medicines for Key Populations Globally

A new policy brief explains how prevailing economic and trade interests compromise access to life-saving generic drugs, resulting in a devastating impact on communities of people living with HIV and key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, sex workers and people who inject drugs.

Published
08 November 2013
From
Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
Global Fund Shift Mode of Funding, to Focus on Joint HIV/TB Programs

The Global Fund has said future funding programmes will be geared towards joint Tuberculosis and HIV programmes, rather than separate proposals for each disease. The new requirement is designed to streamline programming for countries heavily burdened by the two diseases.

Published
08 November 2013
From
Africa Science News
Breakthrough on Procurement to Save $140 Million

In a ground-breaking approach to procuring tools to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the Global Fund and partners have established a new framework to systematically organize the purchase of massive amounts of mosquito nets, anti-HIV drugs and other products that will improve delivery and make significant savings.

Published
07 November 2013
From
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
OraSure reports earnings, third-quarter loss of $1.9 million

OraSure has gotten some encouraging news recently about its diagnostic tests, but that still hasn't translated into profit.

Published
07 November 2013
From
The Morning Call
Obamacare A Major Gain, But Not Replacement, for HIV Patients

HIV patients are among those with the most to gain from the Affordable Care Act, as long as new coverage offerings don't come at the expense of existing programs.

Published
05 November 2013
From
National Journal
New Web Portal Explains The Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare”- For People With HIV

Our new Obamacare & You web portal for people with HIV is part of a growing body of resources the Kaiser Family Foundation is developing to help Americans understand the ACA and their choices under the law. It is especially important that people with HIV understand how potential changes in health insurance will affect their coverage status and access to care and medications that are vitally important to their health and continuing prevention efforts.

Published
04 November 2013
From
Kaiser Family Foundation press release

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