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Patent row: Delhi HC to hear diabetes drug case

Patent row: Delhi HC to hear diabetes drug case | Health Issues India | Scoop.it
The patent battle between US pharmaceuticals major Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) and Indian firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals over the sale of diabetes drug Januvia comes up for hearing in the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

Via Ellen H Ullman, MSW
Mark Chataway's insight:

MSD had done the right thing here: the medicine in India cost about 20% of what it cost in Western markets. MSD had also licensed an Indian brand of the drug.  If thisthe Court tolerates this kind of treatment of comapnies which use responsible pricing, don't expect many others to try it

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Patent row: Delhi HC to hear diabetes drug case

Patent row: Delhi HC to hear diabetes drug case | Health Issues India | Scoop.it
The patent battle between US pharmaceuticals major Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) and Indian firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals over the sale of diabetes drug Januvia comes up for hearing in the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

Via Ellen H Ullman, MSW
Mark Chataway's insight:

MSD had done the right thing here: the medicine in India cost about 20% of what it cost in Western markets. MSD had also licensed an Indian brand of the drug.  If thisthe Court tolerates this kind of treatment of comapnies which use responsible pricing, don't expect many others to try it

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Obesity Goes Where the Money Goes

Obesity Goes Where the Money Goes | Health Issues India | Scoop.it
I wanted to address something I touched on last post–obesity as a condition of prosperity.
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Is obesity an inevitable consequence of prosperity? This blogger, Dr Nick Kampos thinks so. It might be true that obesity is linked to higher socio-economic status in India but in mature economies, such as the USA, it's usually linked to poverty

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