Blogs and Press coverage of Pharma/Medicine device industry lobbying on South Africa patent reform (pharmagate)

Boseley, Sarah. 17 January 2014. “South African pharma firms accused of planning to delay patents law reform.” The Guardian.

De Wet, Phillip. 17 January 2014. “Motsoaledi: Big pharma’s ‘satanic’ plot is genocide.” Mail & Guardian.

Kew, Janice. 17 January 2014. “South Africa Minister Says Drug Campaign Is Plan for ‘Genocide’.” Bloomberg Businessweek.

Mazarire, Juliet. 17 January 2014. “Global Drug Firms Threaten Cutting Investments in SA.” NewsPoint Africa.

Motsoeneng, Tiisetso. 17 January 2014. “South Africa slams Big Pharma in generic drugs row.” Reuters.

Rutter, Lotti. 17 January 2014. TAC Responds to Big Pharma Plan to Derail Patent Law Reform in South Africa, Treatment Action Campaign.

Global Post. 17 January 2014. “South Africa accuses ‘satanic’ drug firms of plotting ‘genocide’.” 17 January 2014. “Pharmaceutical association rejected ‘genocidal’ drug patent plot.” 17 January 2014. “‘Genocidal’ drug patent plot outrages doctors, rights groups.”

Baker, Brook. 18 January 2014. “US PhRMA Bares its Fangs – South Africa Patent Law Reform and Access to Medicine at Risk Yet Again.”

Silverman, Ed. 18 January 2014. “As Pharma Eyes Patent Changes In South Africa, A Government Minister Cries ‘Genocide.'” Forbes.

De Wet, Phillip. 18 January 2014. “How the big ‘pharma’ plot died an early death.” Mail & Guardian.

Bhengu, Vusumuzi. 19 January 2014. “COSATU condemns pharmaceutical company plot.”

Beaumont, Val. 19 January 2014. “We rejected PAE’s lobbying proposal – IPASA.”

Fisher, Shamiela. 19 January 2014. “‘SA patent policy campaign complex’.” Eyewitness News.

Taylor, Lynne. 20 January 2014. “Drugmakers reject lobbyists’ South African “ground zero” patent plan.”

NEHAWU. 20 January 2014. “South Africa: “Establishment of a State Owned Pharmaceutical Company Is the Only Way to Deal With Greedy and Immoral Private Pharmaceutical Companies”.”

Health24. 20 January 2014. “SA slams Big Pharma in generic drugs battle.”

The Pharma Letter. 20 January 2014. “South African R&D-based pharma industry group says it has rejected campaign against patent reform.”

Love, James. 20 January 2014. “New leaked Merck missive reveals deep drug, medical device company opposition to South African patent reforms.”

Dubula, Vuyiseka. 21 January 2014. “PharmaGate: Leaked emails contradict IPASA’s denials – TAC.”

Rutter, Lotti, 21 January 2014. Leaked Pharmagate Emails Prove Big Pharma Involvement in Scandal. Treatment Action Campaign. 21 January 2014. “South Africa: Leaked Email – Companies Intended to Campaign Against Government Policy.”

Schepers, Emile. 21 January 2014. “South Africa hits “genocidal” plan of pharmaceutical industry.” People’s World.

Khan, Tamar. 23 January 2014. “Denmark’s Novo Nordisk becomes first drug row casualty.” Business Day.