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.