Photo Gallery: India Battles Drug 'Evergreening'

Photo Gallery: India Battles Drug 'Evergreening'

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A License to Steal India Skirts Patent Laws to Help Companies and Poor

For years, India has refused to respect the patents of foreign pharmaceutical companies suspected of slightly altering their drugs merely to extend their profitability. In doing so, it helps not only the growing number of domestic generic drug makers, but also the millions who can hardly even afford the copycat drugs.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan