Fix The Patent Laws

SA drug patent laws cost lives

This article was originally published by eNCA on 23rd July 2013 and can be accessed here.  A further interview with MSF Access Campaign Advocacy Officer Julia Hill can also be found there. CAPE TOWN – The country’s patent laws are costing ill people dearly. South Africans are denied access to affordable medication because drug companies […]

TAC open letter to USTR regarding concerns with US pressure to restrict India’s generic medicine industry

This is an open letter dated 23rd July from the Treatment Action Campaign sent to USTR Ambassador Michael Froman outlining our concerns with mounting US pressure aiming to restrict India’s generic medicines industry. You can find the original letter here.   Dear Ambassador Froman, The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) of South Africa is extremely concerned […]

Dancing and tears greet book treaty for blind

This article was originally published by GroundUp on 3 July 2013. The original article can be accessed here By Marcus Low On 22 June a treaty for the blind was heading for disaster as negotiators stalled and refused to budge on hardline positions. Three days later a negotiator stepped out of a boardroom in the […]

  • About the Campaign

    fix the patent laws
    Fix the Patent Laws is a campaign of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). TAC is a non-profit organisation that seeks to ensure that every person living with HIV has access to quality, comprehensive prevention and treatment services to live a healthy life. Through this blog we will highlight how amending South Africa’s Patents Act 57 of 1978 will reduce the cost of medicines, improving the health and saving the lives of millions of South Africans.

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