ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Battling Patent Laws: The Glivec Case

Novartis has lost its case challenging the constitutional validity of Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act 1970, but the celebratory air needs to be tempered. The issue of what constitutes enhanced efficacy of a drug is not in general settled. But, more importantly, from the perspective of making the right to heathcare a reality, there is a strong case for certain therapeutic classes of drugs important for public health being taken outside the purview of legal disputation.

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