October 31, 2013-The Economic Times: Patent office rejects BDR Pharma's compulsory licensing application

August 6, 2013:
Kractivism: Press Release- Campaign for Affordable Trastuzumab (links to kractivist.org)

August 5, 2013 -
Bio World: China Revokes Viread Patent; Pricing Was at Issue (links to bioworld.com)

May 30, 2013- The Jakarta Globe: Future Hepatitis C Blockbusters May Spawn Compulsory Generics (links to thejakartaglobe.com)

March 18, 2013-
ACTION! Essential Inventions issues request for non-voluntary authorization to use patents under Article 14 of Greece patent law (links to essentialinventions.org)

March 17, 2013-Financial Times: Athens urged to import generic drugs (links to ft.com)

December, 2012
Secondary Patenting: A Threat to Affordable Generic Patenting by I-MAK

November 2, 2012- Nature: NIH asked to grant open license on HIV drug (links to blogs.nature.com)

Global Kaletra Campaign

A worldwide campaign to expand access to a vital HIV treatment


On November 10, public health groups in a dozen countries launched a global campaign to challenge Abbott Laboratories’ monopolistic hold on Kaletra (lopinavir+ritonavir), a critical HIV/AIDS medicine. The goal is to spur competition by generic drugmakers and thereby lower the medicine’s price, as well as to free up its components for new and improved combination treatments.

The new campaign comprises an unprecedented global effort to fight Big Pharma’s political power and improve access to lifesaving medicines


PRESS RELEASE (November 9, 2011)  English  | Español | Chinese
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS (Please find further information on each country page)
THE 19TH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE (July 22nd to July 27th, 2012)

Check out the Global Kaletra campaign 1-pager here

About The Campaign

Country Actions

"Acting in concert around the world, we will fight pharmaceutical monopoly abuses".--Luz Marina Umbasia, attorney for Colombian treatment groups
"We are launching competition campaigns in many countries so we can work together for access"--Sindi Putri, ITPC Indonesia

Country Spotlight: Indonesia

Access Story Spotlight

Indonesia licenses 7 HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B medicines in an unprecedented move that has extraordinary life-saving potential. Find government order and details on Indonesia's HIV/AIDS response here.
  "I wish the drug company would lower the price, as I know that the number of people taking Kaletra is growing higher and higher – and there are many more who can’t afford the treatment they need." --Naza of Malaysia's PT Foundation 

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