With a COVID-19 vaccine coming onto the market, the need to revise South Africa’s outdated patent laws has never been greater.
A lung cancer drug that could save or extend the lives of 1000 Australians will have its cost slashed in the new year going from $90,000 per year to as low as $6.60 per script.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly said a small handful of bureaucrats in Australia are “ignoring the evidence” and denying Australians access to a medicine which all around the world is “shown to be saving lives”.
The federal government has secured a promising vaccine being developed at Oxford University after brokering a deal with a UK-based drug company.
The government has now secured enough coronavirus vaccine to give 5 doses to every person in the country.