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[edit] Kaletra Backround & Position Papers

[The Second-Line AIDS Crisis: Condemned to Repeat?] Doctors Without Borders/MSF, April 2007.

Abbott's New Blackmail with a Smile by Prof. Brook Baker

Abbott Rebuttal--price effects of generic competition and voluntary licensing by Prof. Brook Baker.

Abbott's New and Improved Kaletra: Only in the US... But What About the Rest of the World?, Doctors Without Borders/MSF, March 2006.

Sign-On Letter to Abbott CEO Miles White sponsored by MSF. April 5, 2006.

Student Global AIDS Campaign. Response to Abbott Announcement of Kaletra Registration and Pricing in Global South. April, 2006.

[edit] Compulsory Licensing

Brook Baker for Health GAP. PhRMA's Seven Deadly Lies about Thai Compulsory Licenses.

Robert Weissman for Essential Action. Clarifications on Thai Compulsory Licensing.

[edit] April Price Reduction for Kaletra in Middle Income Countries

Oxfam & Doctors Without Borders/MSF Thailand, Discount Price Offered for Kaletra/Aluvia - What Abbott must do next

HealthGAP, Student Global AIDS Campaign, American Medical Students Association, Essential Action, NGO Response to Abbott Price Reduction

Student Global AIDS Campaign, SGAC Recognizes Abbott's Decision to Reduce Price of Kaletra a Step in Right Direction

Abbott Laboratories, Image:Abbott Release-4-10-07.pdf

[edit] Intellectual Property

Oxfam GB. Oxfam: A simple guide to Patents and Trademarks

[edit] Thailand & Compulsory License Issue

[edit] Abbott Cuts Off Drugs to Thai People

Medecins Sans Frontiers/Doctors Without Borders. Abbott should reconsider its unacceptable decision to not sell new medicines in Thailand.

Thailand MSF/ACCESS/Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS. Lancet: WHO must defend patients' interests, not industry.

Medecins Sans Frontiers. MSF Denounces Abbott's Move to Withhold Medicines From People in Thailand.

Brook Baker for Health GAP. A New Low in the Pharma Drug Wars - Abbott Withdraws Seven Medicines in Thailand

Student Global AIDS Campaign. Students Condemn Abbott's Refusal to Sell AIDS Drugs to Thai People.

Brook Baker for Health GAP. Standing Up To Abbott's Decision to Withhold Registration and Marketing of Life-Saving Medicines - A New Variant of Pharmaceutical Apartheid

Sean Flynn, Project on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. Considering Competition Complaints Against Abbott

[edit] Thailand Announces Compulsory Licenses

Intellectual Property Watch. Thailand Compulsory License On AIDS Drug Prompts Policy Debate

Delhi Network of Positive People, Indian Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS, Affordable Medicines and Treatment Campaign, Community Health Cell. Letter to the World Health Organization and UNAIDS on Thai Compulsory Licenses.

Letter from 22 Members of US Congress to USTR in Support of Thailand's Compulsory License, Jan 10, 2007.

USTR's reply to the above letter from 22 Representatives.

Brook Baker for Health GAP. PhRMA's Seven Deadly Lies about Thai Compulsory Licenses.

Robert Weissman for Essential Action. Clarifications on Thai Compulsory Licensing.

Nicolas de Torrente, Executive Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres-USA, and Paul Cawthorn, Head of Mission, MSF-Thailand. Letter to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and US Trade Representative Susan Schwab.

Sean Flynn for American University, WCL Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. Analysis of Thai Law on Government Use Licenses.

World Bank. World Bank: The Economics of Effective AIDS Treatment: Evaluating Policy Options for Thailand

[edit] Norivir price-hike

Wall Street Journal, Inside Abbott's Tactics To Protect AIDS Drug, Jan 3, 2007.

Wall Street Journal, Abbott Laboratories Faces HeatOver Raising Price of AIDS Drug, May 2004.

New York Times, Price of AIDS Drug Intensifies Debate on Legal Imports, April 14, 2004.

Boston Globe, AIDS drug's high cost spurs doctors' boycott, March 2004.

HOPS Investigator Statement Regarding NORVIR Price Increase

Chicago Sun Times, Doctors boycott Abbott over price hike for AIDS drug, Feb 11, 2004.

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, Drug Access Abbott Increases Price of Norvir 400%; Increase Causes 'Furor' Among AIDS Advocates, Friday, December 19, 2003

[edit] Sign on letters