Fix the Patent Laws campaign

CABINET & MPs, SAVE YOUR VOTERS’ LIVES – FIX THE PATENT LAWS

Complete intellectual property policy now – after six years of delay; Without implementing internationally recognised public health safeguards, medicines will…

MINISTER ROB DAVIES – OUR LIVES ARE IN YOUR HANDS!

FINALISE THE IP POLICY BEFORE ELECTIONS & GIVE US BETTER ACCCESS TO MEDICINES Activists demand rapid completion of intellectual property…

MEDIA INVITE: Thousands march to Fix the Patent Laws!

MEDIA INVITE: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY — FIX THE PATENT LAWS CAMPAIGN Health activists to demand completion of South Africa’s Intellectual Property…

Intellectual Property policy a test of government’s commitment to health and the Constitution

It has been over six years since the government began developing the draft policy on intellectual property that has been…

TAC Research Paper: The Economic & Social Case for Patent Law Reform in South Africa

This updated research paper from the Treatment Action Campaign seeks to respond with reasoned analysis to a number of inaccurate…

MSD and others must be held accountable for PharmaGate plot

500 activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) picketed yesterday at the offices of the pharmaceutical company Merck, Sharp and Dohme…

TAC responds to big pharma plan to derail patent law reform in South Africa

Today the Mail & Guardian published a story entitled – “Motsoaledi: Big pharma’s ‘satanic’ plot is genocide” regarding leaked documents revealing…

TAC calls on SANAC to condemn and investigate intimidation of its leaders in the Free State and will write to the ANC to complain about deaths threats to several provincial leaders

18 December 2013 In recent months the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has campaigned to draw attention to serious problems in…

SOUTH AFRICA: STOP BLINDLY HANDING OUT PATENTS!

Health activists hand-over comments on Draft Policy to Dept. of Trade & Industry, supporting patent law reform PRETORIA, 17 October…

OVER 130 ORGANISATIONS AND EXPERTS DEMAND PATENT LAW REFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Over 130 organisations and experts globally have called on the South African Department of Trade and Industry to Fix the…

TAC DEBUNKS PHARMA’S MYTHS AROUND PATENT LAW REFORM

As the Fix the Patent Laws campaign gains traction and South Africa moves closer towards the kind of intellectual property…

BRAZIL AND SOUTH AFRICA AGREE: IT’S TIME TO FIX THE PATENT LAWS

October 9th 2013: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) congratulate the Brazilian government on taking bold…

DTI’S DRAFT IP POLICY LAYS FOUNDATION TO PREVENT ABUSIVE PATENTING

Health groups call for wide public consultation Johannesburg, 9 September – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF)…

TAC & MSF MEMORANDUM TO DTI TO URGENTLY FIX THE PATENT LAWS

This is a memorandum dated 7th August delivered to representatives from the Department for Trade and Industry, including Minister Rob…

TAC OPEN LETTER TO USTR REGARDING CONCERNS WITH US PRESSURE TO RESTRICT INDIA’S GENERIC MEDICINES INDUSTRY

This is an open letter dated 23rd July from the Treatment Action Campaign sent to USTR Ambassador Michael Froman, outlining…