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Russian ministry clarifies patented drugs production plan

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Russia's ministry of industry and trade has clarified the recent announcement by Viktor Khristenko, the minister, that local companies will start manufacturing 15 innovative medicines, including those which are still under patent protection (scripnews.com, September 7th, 2009). Multinational pharmaceutical companies whose products appeared on Mr Khristenko's list said they knew nothing about the plan and learned about it from his presentation.

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