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Kenya May Consider HIV Drug Compulsory Licensing

Kenya is the latest country to assert that it will not let international patent protection restrict access to life-saving medicines, including HIV drugs, according to a report from the U.N. Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN).

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MHRA Considers Widening Availability of Naproxen

The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a public consultation on whether naproxen 250-mg tablets should be made available OTC for treating primary dysmenorrhoea, or period pain, for women ages 15 to 50.

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Australia to Subsidize New ADHD Drug

A new drug for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will be listed on Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) starting July 1, the Ministry of Health and Ageing announced.

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Groups Call on Health Ministers to Boost HIV Treatment Coverage

A weeklong meeting of African Union (AU) health ministers is under way in Johannesburg, South Africa, and activists have expressed concern that commitments on HIV/AIDS made at meetings last year are missing from the agenda, the U.N. Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) reports.

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PhRMA Supports Fighting Counterfeit Drugs in China

In response to the U.S government's request for a World Trade Organization panel to investigate intellectual property rights enforcement in China, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) issued a statement saying the move shows the U.S. government's commitment to fighting counterfeit drugs.

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