The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover, conducted an eleven-day country mission to Japan-from 15 to 26 November- at the invitation of the Government. The Special Rapporteur assessed the links between the right to health of the affected people and the actions taken in the aftermath of the worst man-made…

2 November 2012, New Delhi. In a landmark victory for patients’ groups fighting against patents to ensure access to medicines, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has revoked a patent granted in India to F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Roche) for pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys, a medicine used to treat Hepatitis C) as well as held…

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