ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Beyond the Supreme Court Order

The Cost of Drugs

While the Supreme Court decision in the recent Novartis case has cleared the way for production of generic drugs in India, doctors have to prescribe cheaper alternatives to costly brands if patients with limited means are to benefit. What is being hailed as a victory in the struggle for affordable medicines in the country will actually be one only when there is a pro-patient slant to the prescription process.



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