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Petitioning Member of the European Commission Karel De Gucht and 1 other

Protect Access To Low-Cost HIV/AIDS Medications In The Developing World

Currently, an international free trade agreement between the European Union and India is under negotiation. New provisons, being pushed by many EU member states and pharmaceutical companies, could be very harmful to generic production of affordable, life-saving quality medicines. The impact is severe: The lives of millions are at stake.

Pharmaceutical companies in India, producing generic medicines today under the current trade agreement, supply over 50% of the world's HIV/AIDS drugs and over 90% of the needs of developing countries.  Known as the "Pharmacy to the World", the Indian pharma industry needs continued protection to deliver on their public health mission.

Please send a message to the EU and Indian trade ministers supporting a policy of access to low-cost, generic medicines for patients around the world who cannot afford brand-name options.

Trade discussions are happening now.  Your voice is needed now.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Member of the European Commission
    Karel De Gucht
  • Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
    Anand Sharma

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