CAMPAIGN: "Europe, Hands Off Our Medicine” is the campaign of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to stop Europe from pursuing aggressive policies that will harm people’s access to life-saving medicines across the developing world.
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Right now the most immediate danger comes from the negotiations underway between the European Union and India over a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). From the outset the European Commission has pushed to include provisions that would undermine India’s generic drugs industry from delivering affordable medicines on which we and many others rely to treat patients in developing countries. At MSF we buy 80% of our HIV medicines from India - medicines that keep 170 000 people alive today.