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India, Novartis, and Australia’s new patent law…

by on May 5, 2013

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April 1 and about the only thing on the internet that wasn’t a huge Poisson d’Avril was the “landmark” ruling that came from the Indian Supreme Court early on Monday. The result was delivered from a packed room, the two judges probably had to raise their voices to be heard. Poetry to the simple fact that their voices would be heard far and wide, as the story gets echoed through media outlets the world over. Landmark, in legal terms it was — in simple terms it wasn’t. What it really signified was a wake up call for Big Pharma — demonised for putting profits in front of patients (or rather patents in front of patients).

The case will begin a long overdue conversation on access to medicines. More and more we are coming to the conclusion that current models are broken. Or, if not broken, then shifted… biased.

“This is…

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