The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has called on the government to revise the Patents Act to alleviate strict pharmaceutical patent protection, which the organisation claims is driving the high cost of medicine and delaying the availability of affordable generic medicines...

"Despite significant health burdens in the decade since the Doha Declaration, very few developing countries have amended their laws to fully utilise the flexibilities in Trips to protect health," said Mara Karadas-Nelson, of Doctors without Borders’ campaign for access to essential medicines... Read full article.