The AIDAN Policy Brief on Drug Pricing was released in the Press Club of Bangalore on March 30, 2009 by Shri.H.S.Doraiswamy, freedom fighter and human rights activist. The policy brief was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Wishvas V. Rane (1930-2008), one of the founders of AIDAN and beloved senior most drug activist. It contains some of AIDAN’s major demands on drug pricing and drug policy.
S. Srinivasan and Anurag Bhargava authored the initial draft of this policy brief. S. Srinivasan works with Low Cost Standard Therapeutics (LOCOST) at Baroda . Anurag Bhargava is a physician with Jan Swasthya Sahayog (JSS) at Bilaspur . This brief had also greatly benefited from feedback of Drs. Anant Phadke and Mira Shiva. The illustrations for the policy brief was provided by Dr. Harish Zagade. In addition to the sizeable media turn out, others members of AIDAN, including Dr. Gopal Dabade, Co-convenor of AIDAN; Dr.Prakash C.Rao, DAF-K, Dr.S.L.Pawar, Ranebennur; Shreerekha, Lawyer’s Collective; Padma Priya and Naveen Thomas, headstreams were also present.
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