Login
Newsletter

Subscribe now to our newsletter:



Related blogs
 

IP Policy Committee blog

URL: http://tacd-ip.org

Feed: http://tacd-ip.org/feed

Type: Individual

Last sync: 2 Hours ago

Google rank (beta): 0 / 10

Technorati authority: 0


Latest posts
Guessing for medicine patents, TTIP and ISDS in action NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Week, 3 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
  Big pharmaceutical companies sometimes try flout evidence-based innovation when they try to claim patents for wildly different illnesses with the same medicine and then sue the state with TTIP-like “investor protection” mechanisms...
Is it really worth pushing for EU medicine joint procurement? NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
  Is it really worth pushing for? Access to medicines in Europe today & the Joint Procurement Agreement proposed by the European Commission. Policy recommendations & summary of views on the Joint Procurement Agreement (henceforth JPA) fo...
European Commission and Council´s new “Pharmish” terms on access to medicines NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
  When “access” is not accessible, “transparency” is not transparent and “affordability” is not affordable Last Wednesday evening at the Strasbourg plenary session many Members of the European Parliament voice...
EU & new medicines: added therapeutic value VS early access NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
  Something (almost) revolutionary happened recently at the EU Council of Ministers but it remains to be seen how courageous the European Commission will be. By Yannis Natsis The European Commission is currently considering how to follow-up on t...
Commission and Council delay EU ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The EU´s Council Working Group on copyright has succeeded in blocking  progress toward swift EU ratification of the global right-to-read Marrakesh Treaty that seeks to benefit millions of blind and other visually impaired people around the...
¿Regulatory Cooperation or Regulatory Co-optation? NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Questions asked to top EU and US negotiators Ignacio Bercero and Dan Mullaney at TTIP stakeholders event on February 4th, 2014   Is it smart? Is it fair and balanced? Will it chill future legislation in the EU? Can so much transatlantic policy a...
One reason why Syriza won: the access to medicines crisis NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Month, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
by Yannis Natsis, TACD advocacy officer Is there an access to medicines crisis in Greece? Yes, and if nothing changes radically, the worst is yet to come!! This rather pessimistic note summarizes the state of public health in crisis-hit Greece as the...
Spanish Hepatitis C Patients Petition European Parliament NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Month, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Petition to the European Parliament “For a European Plan for against Hepatitis C” presented by “Plataforma de Afectados por la Hepatitis C”(Spain)     Mario Cortes Morales, Spanish citizen, in representation of the &...
Five poor excuses used to block EU Ratification Marrakesh Treaty NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
  The Marrakesh Treaty was agreed in June, 2013. Now we are well into 2015 and the EU still has no plan on how to ratify the Treaty. While many other countries have either ratified or, at least, made progress to that end, the EU Council is not m...
High priced hepatitis C treatments spark massive public outcry and political debate in Spain NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
      In one of the the largest public health marches in Europe in decades thousands of hepatitis C patients and public health defenders marched through the streets of Madrid last Saturday to demand “treatments for all”. ht...
Marrakesh Ratification: Written question by 19 MEPs to the Council of the European Union NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
On October 21th 2014, the European Commission proposed the ratification, on behalf of the EU, of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or otherwise Print Disabled. The ratification...
Scary Broacasting Treaty: short oral statement at WIPO NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Thank you very much.The TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue is concerned about the discussion on this treaty. Whereas in the past, due to the lack of definitions, we called it an unidentified flying object, now, as the definitions get a bit clearer, we f...
Blind persons push for EU Marrakesh Treaty ratification: frustration as EU member states block process NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
 At an event yesterday at the European Parliament blind persons organizations expressed their frustration at the lack of progress toward EU ratification of the global right-to-read Treaty of Marrakesh.   The meeting was organized by the Eur...
Film Screening: “The Internet´s own boy” NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 3 Months, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
TACD is pleased to invite you to a film screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” on 1 December 2014 at 6:30 pm in the European Parliament. Aaron Swartz represented the best and the brightest of a generation o...
EU: RATIFY THE MARRAKESH TREATY! event on December 2nd NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 3 Months, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty for the right to read of blind and other visually impaired persons Sponsoring MEPs: Alessandra MORETTI (S&D, IT), Enrique CALVET CHAMBOM (ALDE, ES), Max ANDERSSON (Greens/EFA, SE) Co-organisers: Trans-Atlantic Consumer...
“Can we afford our medicines?” Complete summary with document links NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 3 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
‘’Can we afford our medicines? The access to medicines crunch in Europe” European Parliament (room A3G-3), 12 November 2014, 12:30-15:00 Welcoming remarks by Kostas CHRYSOGONOS (GUE/NGL, EL) Affordable access to medicines: the situa...
Presentations at event “Can we afford our medicines?” 12-11-14 NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 26 Minutes ago
Here you can find the slide presentations given at the event “Can we afford our medicines?” that took place on November 12th, 2014 at the European Parliament.  The webstream of the whole event is here: http://greenmediabox.eu/en/ct/6...
Ten bullet points on the upside down world of pharmaceuticals, prices and access NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 17 Minutes ago
CAN WE AFFORD OUR MEDICINES? Notes from introduction to “Can we afford our medicines?” event in EP, 12-11-2014 1. Transparency: Today there is no transparency on prices EU states pay for medicines(taxpayers often don´t know what the...
High prices of medicines and health-driven innovation are not on EU agenda NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Due to the high cost of medicines, millions of citizens of EU member states cannot receive proper medical treatment for a number of very serious illnesses. Practically half of the EU population is excluded from the most effective treatments for cance...
“Can we afford our medicines?” November 12th event. NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
‘’Can we afford our medicines? The access to medicines crunch in Europe” European Parliament (room A3G-3), 12 November 2014, 12:30-15:00 We would like to invite you to the conference “Can we afford our medicines? The access to...