medicines

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency 

While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Africa, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Europe-India trade pact threatens medicines for millions of poor – UN expert

A draft free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and India could deprive millions of people in the developing world of life-saving and life-prolonging medicines, particularly the HIV-infected, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned today, calling for its urgent revision.