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Analysis: India issues first compulsory drugs licence

Emma Barraclough, London

In one of his final tasks before leaving the job, the outgoing head of India’s patent office has issued the country’s first compulsory licence over a drug since India began protecting pharmaceutical products seven years ago

PH Kurian’s decision to grant domestic generic drug manufacturer Natco a licence to make sorafenib, a cancer-treating drug whose patent is held by Bayer, has been hailed as “groundbreaking” by patient advocates but described as “disappointing” by originator pharmaceutical companies....

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