Below is a comprehensive archive of press releases from MSF USA. Use the options in the boxes below to filter results based on your preferences.

January 14, 2015

The Indian Patent Controller today rejected one of Gilead’s key patent applications, which covered the drug sofosbuvir, used to treat hepatitis C (HCV). The oral drug, which first received regulatory approval in the US in November 2013, and has been priced by Gilead at US$84,000 for a treatment course, or $1,000 per pill in the US, has caused a worldwide debate on the pricing of patented medicines. A study from Liverpool University showed that sofosbuvir could be produced for as little as $101 for a three-month treatment course.

November 25, 2014

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA/NEW YORK—Sexual violence should be treated as a medical emergency and survivors should be guaranteed accessible and comprehensive medical treatment, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

July 20, 2014

 

GAZA/PARIS  -- Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, the majority of the dead and wounded in Gaza are civilians, and medical workers are also coming under fire, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

April 28, 2014

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK APRIL 28, 2014 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today condemned unspeakable acts of violence in Bentiu, South Sudan, after it received information detailing targeted killings in the city’s main hospital.

March 01, 2014

Yangon/New York, March 1, 2014 -- On February 27, Médecins Sans Frontières Holland (MSF) received a written order from the Union Government of Myanmar to cease all operations in the country, which led to a full closure of all MSF Holland clinics on February 28. This act left patients confused and desperately concerned across the whole country.

December 10, 2013

MSF is calling for increased scale-up of "viral load" HIV treatment monitoring in order to help improve people’s HIV treatment outcomes.

December 06, 2013

As trade ministers negotiating the TPP convene in Singapore this weekend for high-level talks aimed at securing a deal by the end of the year, MSF warns that the vital lifeline of affordable medicines that millions depend on could be severely constrained by the pact's terms.

December 03, 2013

MSF responds to the Global Fund's annoucement that it had received pledges totalling $12 billion for the next three years, falling short of its minimum target of $15 billion.

December 02, 2013

This week, MSF warned the Global Fund of the consequences of a new pricing intitative that could result in middle-income countries paying higher prices for medicines.

November 25, 2013

In several countries where MSF works—such DRC, Guinea, Central African Republic, Nigeria, South Sudan and Myanmar—timely treatment remains out of reach for the majority of people who need it.

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