November 29, 2002. Joint press release from the
Ministry of Public Health & the Thai NGO Coalition on AIDS.
Thailand's Joint Effort on Scaling up of ARV Treatment.
January 8, 2002. Health Development Networks.
Thai Strategy for Generic Drugs to Africa.
November 30, 2001.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
People With HIV/AIDS Demand Equla Treatment and Antiretroviral Medication
Coverage Under Universal Health Care Plan.
In response to these protests around World AIDS Day , Health
Minister Sudarat Keyuraphan agrees to provide antiretrovirals to
6,000-7,000 People with HIV/AIDS in Thailand. UNAIDS Estitmates there
are 700,000 HIV+ people in the country. On November 30, 2001,
This was covered in the following newspaper stories:
Thailand to Put AIDS in Subsidized State Health Care Plan.
Thais rally for cheap access to AIDS drugs.
Thai u-turn over Aids patients.
November 26, 2001. Thai Network of People with AIDS.
Demo in Thailand for treatment on World AIDS Day Dec 1.
July 2001. Aileen Kwa for Focus on the Global South.
Dying for "Free Trade."
March, 2001. Oxfam.
The impact of patent rules on the treatment of HIV/AIDS in Thailand.
March 16, 2001. Tido von Schoen-Angerer from Medicines sans Frontieres.
Memo to James Love regarding the BMS patent rights for ddI in Thailand.
January 29, 2000,
Letter from Dr.Jakkrit Kuanpoth and Dr. Jiraporn Limpananont to
Ambassador Barshefsky in response to PhRMA's submission
(for Thailand) to the 2000 USTR NTE Report
December 19, 2006. Arthit Khwankhom for the Nation.
Aids groups upset by amendments to drug patent act.
November 23, 2004. Apiradee Treerutkuarkul for the Bangkok Post.
Registration of Thai AIDS drug planned in US.
November 23, 2004. TNA.
US eyes up Thai AIDS drug.
October 6, 2004. Oped by Andy Ho in the Straits Times.
Getting cheap drugs to the poor.
October 3, 2004. Agence France Presse.
Thailand to provide cheap anti-Aids drugs.
July 12, 2004. Alisa Tang for the Associated Press.
Generic drugs give HIV patients longer lives in victory for anti-patent activists.
May 26, 2004. Agence France Presse.
Cheap AIDS drugs to take spotlight at Bangkok conference.
November 5, 2002. Aphaluck Bhatiasevi for the Bangkok Post.
Meddling in matters medicinal.
July 19, 2002. Associated Press.
Thai government to provide free anti-retroviral drugs to more HIV patients.
June 5, 2002. Anjira Assavanonda for the Bangkok Post.
End to patents urged: Changes to TRIPS agreement sought.
December 17, 2001. Dominic Whiting for Reuters.
Red Cross calls for trade in generic AIDS drugs.
December 17, 2001. BBC.
'Window of opportunity' in Aids battle.
October 19, 2001. Busaba Sivasomboon for the Associated Press.
Thai government to make own, cheaper AIDS drugs by end of year.
July 20, 2001. Tido von Schoen-Angerer for the Lancet, Vol 358.
US Pressure on less-developed countries.
June 3, 2001. Pornsith Pibulanakrintr in the Bangkok Post,
Thousands turn up for free pills.
March 30, 2000, Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, in the Bangkok Post,
Inexpensive pills will be on sale soon: Patients to get more affordable treatment.
March 21, 2000, Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, in the Bangkok Post,
Groups seek cheaper drugs.
March 2, 2000, Arnaud Dubus, in Liberation,
Des medicaments antisida trop chers pour la Thailande.
Les multinationales pharmaceutiques s'opposent aux produits generiques.
February 17, 2000, Shawn W. Crispin, in Far Eastern Economic Review,
New World Disorder.
February 2, 2000, Aphaluck Bhatiasevi and Woranuj Maneerungsee, in the Bangkok Post,
Compulsory ddI licensing seen unlikely-Ministries prefer to negotiate drug price.
February 1, 2000, Michael Hirsh with Gregory L. Vistica, in Newsweek (Web exclusive),
Has the White House Really Changed Its Tune on AIDS Drugs?
January 20, 2000. Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report.
Government Rejects Compulsory Licensing for ddI.
December 16, 1999, David Brunnstrom, in the Reuters Newsline (JAMA),
Thai activists respond to US policy on AIDS drugs.
November 22, 1999, Mukdawan Sakboon, in the Nation,
Aids groups upset by direction of ddI talks.
November 19, 1999, Mukdawan Sakboon, in the Nation,
Korn to follow talks on generic production of Aids drug.
November 18, 1999, Mukdawan Sakboon, in the Nation,
Haste urged for Aids drug bid.
November 15, 1999, Anjira Assavanonda, in the Bangkok Post,
Push to get drugs on sale sooner.
November 13, 1999, Anjira Assavanonda, in the Bangkok Post,
Push for licensing of HIV treatment drug supported.
November 13, 1999, Mukdawan Sakboon, in the Nation,
Drug agency seeks to cut costs.
November 10, 1999, Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, in the Bangkok Post,
Effort to end monopoly on costly
June 8, 1999, Anjira Assavanonda, in the Bangkok Post,
Cheaper treatment for HIV likely to be cleared for sale soon
January 23, 1999, Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, in the Bangkok Post,
Access to anti-Aids drugs to remain hard.
September 5, 1998, Anjira Assavanonda, in the Bangkok Post, NGOs rally
against patent law changes: Call on US to stop pressuring Thailand.
September 4, 1998,Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, in the Bangkok Post,
Activists step up pressure to defeat patent law amendment.
September 4, 1998, in The Nation, Group seeks
legislation making drugs more affordable to those in need.
May 16, 2001. Aphaluck Bhatiasevi for the Bangkok Post.
Ministry's role in draft law scrapped.
July 12, 1997, Karnjariya Sukrung,in the Bangkok Post,
The Aids obstacle course.
HIV/Aids patients now face the expense of paying
for their own drug treatments since the Public
Health Ministry stopped giving them free AZT
September 14, 1996, Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, in the Bangkok Post,
Govt 'must review HIV drugs policy'