Wednesday, March 23, 2005

India adopts New Patents on AIDS drugs

My first thought is: oh, crap. This just to get WTO membership?

But if you read further into it, it begins to seem a little more complicated. For one thing, the already-approved generics can still be produced. There will be a new licensing fee, but it isn't specified how much that will come out to. So it's possible the price rise for India's generic AIDS drugs will be incremental rather than exponential; we'll have to wait and see.


Quizman said...

But there's a small escape clause by the government. I've mentioned it in my blog.

2:22 PM  

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