Category Archives: Updates

Bombay High Court dismisses Bayer’s challenge- upholds Compulsory license on Nexavar

15.07.2014- In a momentous decision for patients, a Division Bench of the Bombay High Court dismissed a writ petition filed by Bayer challenging the IPAB order upholding the compulsory license granted to Natco for Sorafenib Tosylate (Nexavar). Nexavar is a

Uncle Sam: Culprit, judge & hangman

Warning letters have been routinely sent by USFDA to generic firms & drug MNCs. But the Indian media attention using such warning letters after inspection of manufacturing sites and alarming quotes made on quality standards of Indian medicines supplied in

“Scrap Holiday for Justice” by Justice K.Chandru

“Columbus! Columbus! Holidays are here!’ Before kids in nursery schools break into this hit Tamil film song, parents bundle them off to summer camps to learn drawing, dance and swimming. But there is one group of people which really sings

Delhi High Court directs government to ensure access to essential medicines for Gaucher’s disease, irrespective of cost

In a momentous decision impacting the right to health and access to essential medicines the Delhi High Court, on 17 April 2014, directed the Government of NCT Delhi to provide free treatment to a five year old child suffering from

Supreme Court recognises the right to determine and express one’s gender; grants legal status to ‘third gender’

In a path-breaking judgment, the Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutional rights and freedoms of transgender persons, including those who identify as third gender and those who identify in a gender opposite to their biological sex, i.e., persons, assigned female

Indian Civil Society Members Urge Prime Minister to Resist US Administration Pressure

March 27, 2014 Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Tel: 011 23018939; Fax: 011 2301 0233. Email: Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading

Concerned about access to affordable health care for neglected diseases, Delhi High Court directs State to provide treatment for Haemophillia

New Delhi: In a significant development for the right to health in India, Justice Manmohan of the Delhi High Court took serious note of the limited availability of affordable treatment for persons with neglected diseases like Haemophillia and ensured that

Naz Foundation files Curative Petition challenging the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377

31st March, 2014: The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, the original petitioner in the constitutional challenge to Section 377, has filed a curative petition challenging the Supreme Court decision in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation (hereinafter ‘Koushal’) delivered in December,