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If FDA could veto patents … Brazil shows how that might work

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Authorities in Brazil are ploughing ahead with draft legislation to entrench the right of Brazilian medicines regulator to reject patents on medicinal products and processes. This runs counter to legal opinions received by the Brazilian government (and backed by R&D-based industry) that the regulator – ANVISA – should be more or less removed from the patent granting process.

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