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Ecuador issues compulsory licence for Abbott's Kaletra

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Executive Summary

Abbott's antiretroviral Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) is facing generic competition in Ecuador after the government issued a compulsory licence, following a request from the ESKE Group, for ritonavir on 14 April. The R&D pharmaceutical industry has criticised the decision, saying it undermines the patent system.


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