Supreme Court reduces sentence for a repeat offence under the NDPS Act In a major and first relief of its kind, the Supreme Court of India ordered a substantial reduction in the sentence imposed under section 31 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (“NDPS Act”) for a repeat offence involving charas [cannabis…

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Statement of Lawyers Collective in solidarity with the “TobekaDaki Campaign for Access to Trastuzumab” 7 February 2017 The Lawyers Collective joins people living with cancer and health groups across the world who are demonstrating today to call attention to the unethical and inhuman behaviour of Swiss multinational company Roche in denying access to trastuzumab which…

Government agrees to provide Bedaquiline to young girl living with XDR-TB Victory for a father and daughter fighting for her right to treatment before the Delhi High Court New Delhi, 20 January 2017: In an important case for access to TB treatment in India, a young girl diagnosed with extensively drug resistant (XDR)-TB has won…

An 18-year-old girl’s legal battle puts the spotlight on the need to widen access to the new wonder drugfor multidrug-resistant tuberculosis An 18-year-old girl has taken the Indian government to court after being refused access to blockbuster tuberculosis drug bedaquiline (BDQ). The girl has extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis or XDR TB and her case is emblematic…

CIVIL SOCIETY APPLAUDS APPROVAL OF THE HIV/AIDS BILL BY THE CABINET HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE EAGERLY AWAIT PASSING OF THE BILL WITH RIGHT TO COMPLETE TREATMENT 5 October 2016, New Delhi: Civil society groups from across the country, including the People Living with HIV today expressed happiness over the Cabinet clearing the HIV/AIDS Bill for passage in the…

Attack on affordable medicines continues in EU-India trade negotiations Health groups rally in Delhi as protests spread across the developing world 10 April, 2013, New Delhi­- Thousands of people living with HIV, cancer patient groups & public health activists rallied on the streets of Delhi today calling on the Indian government to reject the EU’s…

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