ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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'3(d)' Effect: The Novartis-Glivec Case

The appeal of the multinational drug major Novartis in the Supreme Court against denial of patent protection to its anti-cancer drug Glivec will decide whether Indian courts uphold a "precautionary principle" with regard to the right to health and life or the demands of intellectual property rights must take priority. Either way, this case will have major ramifications for public health and the ability of sovereign countries to enact laws to protect their citizens.

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