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Shazam On A Mac | Magical Connection To Media

Shazam has already covered ground on mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8, but now it is prepared to bring its media identification software to more devices. 210 more words


World Hepatitis Day: Celebration of a new cure or commiseration for those who can’t afford it?

Source: Global Health Checkup

31 July 2014

It’s not very often that we hear of a new medicine that actually cures a serious disease. This year, World Hepatitis Day comes with the exciting news of sofosbuvir; the new hepatitis C medicine with a cure rate of over 90%. 1,079 more words

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EU nations join forces against 'exorbitant' hepatitis C drug

Source: Yahoo News

30 July 2014

Paris (AFP) – France said Thursday it has joined forces with 13 other European countries to negotiate a lower price for a promising new hepatitis C drug that has drawn controversy for its astronomical cost. 388 more words

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What are Patent Trolls?

Definition: The term patent trolls is not a legal term.Patent trolls is a derogatory phrase for an entity that neither invents nor makes products but instead acquires patents and uses them to extort money from legitimate businesses by suing or threatening to sue.According to Westlaw, patent trolls are companies that engage in the business of acquiring patents in order to sue operating companies for infringement. 64 more words


Getting cured of hepatitis C will cost you your pension

Source: Act Up Paris

28 July 2014

Sovaldi® (sofosbuvir), the new medicine against chronic hepatitis C from American laboratory Gilead, highly increases chances of recovery while also decreasing the side effects that make people stop the cure. 368 more words

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Cost of Treatment against Hepatitis C: The French Government Must Issue a Compulsory License for Sofosbuvir and Seek the Usage of Generics

Source: Act Up Basel

28 July 2014

Act Up-Basel called the French government to learn from the current situation regarding access to new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) molecules used in the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV), to exercise Article L613 -16 of the Code of Industrial Property on the transmission and loss of patent holder rights to issue a compulsory license [i] and make available generic versions of sofosbuvir. 879 more words

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Dr. Alloys Wobben and Anr. v. Yogesh Mehra and Ors.

Dr. Alloys Wobben and Anr. v. Yogesh Mehra and Ors.;

02.06.2014; Supreme Court of India

A Question of law came up before the Supreme Court on the issue of Multiplicity of proceedings for Revocation of Patent. 213 more words

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