About India backs cheap drug clampdown
|March 23rd, 2005||#1|
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India backs cheap drug clampdown info
India is one of the world's biggest producers of generic drugs ............ Most of the Poor Aferican and Asian Counties Depend on Cheap Indian Life Saving Drugs For Survival.............For Example Indian-manufactured ARV drugs For AIDS patients costs around $20 a month as compared to $395 for [patented] products.
In 2000 the Indian Drug manufacturers Cipla Stunned the World By saying that they would sell its triple combination therapy drugs to aid agency Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, for $350 as long as they were distributed free and $800 per patient per year for normal use...
Ciphla is now offering to sell a three-drug anti-Aids cocktail for less than $140 per patient per year.
Similar drug therapies can cost between $10,000 and $15,000 per patient per year for .............. Big brand-name pharmaceutical companies were then selling their Aids drugs at $12,000 per patient per year.
"Fifty percent of people with Aids in the developing world depend on generic drugs from India"
"The patent law will cut the lifeline to other countries." i
--Ellen't Hoen, Medecins Sans Frontieres
"Because India is one of the world's biggest producers of generic drugs, this law will have a severe knock-on effect on many developing countries which depend on imported generic drugs from India,"
--Samar Verma, British charity Oxfam.
|March 24th, 2005||#2|
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I don't know a whole lot about this stuff but arn't generic drugs like when a company discovers a cure, another company takes their product and makes it themselves. So while the 1st company has to pay for research of actually finding the cure, the 2nd company is able to sell the drugs cheap because they're just stealing the work the 1st company paid to make?
|March 24th, 2005||#3|
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In US you Patent the End Product ............ In India you have to patent the Process of making the Drug and not the End Product ............We do not grant patents on final products, but rather on the process used to manufacture them ................. So more than One manufracturer can Produce their Verson of the Drug if they Found Different Ways of making them.
|March 24th, 2005||#4|
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Criticism for Indian patent bill info