access to medicines

access to medicines

Landmark generic medicines victory

Oxfam has hailed the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling against a patent protection petition filed by multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis as a huge victory for public health.



India is known as the pharmacy of the world but 65% of Indians have no access to essential medicines. This video explains how the State of Rajasthan in India is tackling the problem by promoting generic medicines and providing these free of charge in the public sector.

Eye on the Ball

Poor-quality, or “substandard”, medicines threaten patients and public health in developing countries.


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