Cheaper HIV/AIDS drugs coming
- CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS: In brief. Garmaise, David // HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;May2009, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p22
The article offers news briefs related to medical care in Canada. The Canadian federal government has reintroduced the Bill C-15 that would place mandatory minimum sentences for serious drug offences. Justice Jon-Jo Douglas, an Ontario judge was sent to Casey House, a Toronto, Ontario hospice...
- ASSESSING THE BARRIERS TO UNIVERSAL ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT ACCESS FOR HIV/AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Walker, Mary Beth // Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law;Fall2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p193
The article examines the struggle to universal access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV and AIDS in South Africa. It highlights the impact of the world patent system regarding the access to medication of HIV and AIDS in developing countries. It mentions the country's 1997 Amendment to...
- "Patients, not criminals"? An assessment of Thailand's compulsory drug dependence treatment system. Pearshouse, Richard // HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;May2009, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p11
Since the enactment of a new law on addiction treatment in 2002, Thailand has sharply increased the number of people in compulsory drug treatment programs. This article provides an overview of the system, particularly the custodial programs. It also provides some preliminary observations on the...
- Orphan Drugs. // Exceptional Parent;Oct98, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p52
Presents excerpts of responses from individuals on the Orphan Drug Act of 1983 in the United States. What is an `orphan' drug; Reference to the drug nitrazepam.
- Washington update. WECHSLER, JILL // Formulary;Sep98, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p910
Presents legislative and policy-related news concerning the drug industry in the United States, compiled as of September 1998. Includes increased attention on drug safety issues in policy making; Defense offered by the Food and Drug Administration concerning its drug approval system.
- FLORIDA. // Advocate;11/19/91, Issue 590, p30
Reports on the Florida Supreme Court's refusal to reinstate the drug-possession convictions of a Panama Beach couple who smoked marijuana to ease AIDS-related nausea.
- Thailand to Provide Generic Medications. // HIV Australia;Sep-Nov2004, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p35
Reports on the plan of Thailand to have the ability to provide generic antiretroviral medications to HIV-positive individuals within two years, according to Isaraet Gosriwatana, international sales manager for the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) in the Thai Public Health Ministry. ...
- Statement on the Food and Drug Administration approval of an HIV/AIDS drug. Clinton, Bill // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents;3/4/96, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p397
Presents US President Bill Clinton's statement on the Food and Drug Administration approval of an HIV/AIDS drug, delivered on March 1, 1996. Recommitment to finding a cure.
- The landslide has started; the Rock begins to fall. Tatum, Elinor // New York Amsterdam News;4/2/2009, Vol. 100 Issue 14, p12
The author reflects on the call for reform of Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York by Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. She says that this move serves as the first real good faith effort to make a change. She mentions some measures...