“Gilead” has signed a licensing agreement with the Indian manufacturers
On 15 September it was announced that the company “Gilead” has signed a licensing agreement with seven Indian companies for the rights to produce and sell drugs sofosbuvir (“Cavaldi”) and ledipasvir for the treatment of viral hepatitis C in the territory of certain countries.
Under the agreement, the licensees will be able to supply sofosbuvir and combination drug ledipasvir/sofosbuvir in 91 markets of countries with low and middle income countries. According to preliminary data, the price for a three-month course of treatment with sofosbuvir should be around 900 USD.
According ITPCru, in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia the license applies only to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova are not included in the territory of the license.
Experts in the field of health and representatives of civil society accused of “Gilead” in that the company’s policy, oriented solely to obtain commercial gain, blocking access to the drug. Even in developed countries cannot afford to provide the drug to all those in need because of overly high prices, reaching 84000. According to some studies, the cost of production of a three-month course sofoluwe is only about 70 dollars. Continue reading
Flowering plants of couch grass reach a height of over one meter, and form a continuous thickets. The leaves of couch-grass, flat, dark green, linear with sheaths. Flowers, like all grasses, inconspicuous. They are collected in spikes in 4-7 pieces, the cones in turn to form a long apical spikes up to 15 cm Fruit – caryopsis, similar to wheat, up to a half centimeter.
Wheat grass blooms in may-June, fruits in July-September.
This plant is found throughout Europe, Asia, avoiding only the deserts and dark forests, although it can grow on forest edges and glades, but mostly couch grass inhabits meadows, fields, fallow lands, gardens. Its modern Latin name Elytrigia repens.
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