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India's Top Court Rejects Novartis AG's Right to Patent New Version of Cancer Drug.


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JL
- 483 days ago - washingtonpost.com
India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of



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JL A. (272)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 10:56 am
Quote from the copywritten article at the site:
"The court’s decision has global significance since India’s $26 billion generic drug industry, which supplies much of the cheap medicine used in the developing world, could be stunted if Indian law allowed global drug companies to extend the lifespan of patents by making minor changes to medicines."
 

Tim C. (1761)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:54 am
ty
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 12:05 pm
Hooray for India and KUDOS to that judge! This story went BIG all over our news here yesterday, great success. Time this was openly and firmly spoken out and STOPPED. that criminal method is being used by ALL of big Pharm who suck your tax$ for NO work, no serious research , just something I would call fraud. Thx JL
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 12:08 pm
I think I commented it before on other threads, our doctors are MANDATED to prescribe generica unless you have a private health insurance and are consent with his prescription of the original brand medication.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 12:16 pm
You are welcome Tim and Angelika.
 

Beverly T. (82)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:18 pm

This is the most FORWARD thing I have read in waaaay to long.
Actually, this will IMPROVE the research.
With the patent gone others can try their hand at ACTUALLY improving or developing something genuinely NEW from the former research.
The narrow-mindedness of ONE companies perspective will be allowed to grow.
The worship of the "Almighty Dollar" has got to STOP !!!!!
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 2:56 pm

I read about this yesterday and was so pleased. As we see most countries step up to the technological world, they leave human empathy as dust in the wake of progress. Not India, they are working to protect people this is one example, water protection, and standing up to GMOs are two more things that India is doing for the people.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:21 pm
Thank you.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:33 pm
You are welcome Suheyla.
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Sandra Patterson (60)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:59 pm
noted,thank you
 

Agnes N. (717)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:02 pm
Thanks JL
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:27 pm
Gee, I hope the US is taking notes. This is excellent news. There are far too many people who rely on the generic versions of these drugs because they simply can not afford to pay for the Big Pharma prices. I am very glad to hear this news. Thanks J L.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:34 pm
You are welcome Sandra, Agnes and Tamara.
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Sherri G. (111)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:27 pm
I agree with Tamara are the Greed Mongers in the US taking note? There is absolutely NO REASON for Americans to pay outrageous amounts for drugs. US health care costs more because the GOP won't let us negotiate prices for drugs. You go India I am so proud of your decision! Thanks JL big story.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:12 am
Thanks JL.
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:08 am

In Ireland drugs are expencive and you may need a Doctor's percription to obtain the drugs , but in Spain they could be half the price or less with no percripttion for many drugs
 

Carol D. (104)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:57 am
Good news for the poor in India Drugs are too expensive anyway


Thanks noted
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:34 am
You are welcome Sherri, Robert and Carol.
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Michael Kirkby (83)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:51 am
It makes you wonder what the breaking percentage of cheap drugs shipped to Africa over the year were either expired or placebos? Good for India.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:54 am
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Birgit W. (140)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:18 pm
Thanks
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:06 pm
Thanks J.L. for the link to the article. Kudos to the Supreme Court of India for their ruling against Novartis AG’s. About time drug companies were stopped from using the "evregreening" strategy to line their pockets at the expense of patients and poorer countries. Read and noted.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:20 pm
You are welcome Birgit and John. I agree John!You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last day.
 

alicia m. (100)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:02 am
noted, gracias
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:23 am
You are welcome Alicia
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:35 am
The medical companies in the world have fat too much power!!!! I hope this will be ground-breaking! Thanks JL for sharing
 

JL A. (272)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:13 am
You are welcome Yvonne. You cannot currently send a star to Yvonne because you have done so within the last day.
 
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