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As Cipla Battles Roche, Chairman Calls For India National Patent Pool To Lower Drug Prices

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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MUMBAI - Cipla Chairman Yusuf Hamied - known for his stance against patenting highly priced drugs - has appealed for the creation of a national patent pool, rather than an international patent pool, to combat neglected diseases like HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and diseases prevalent in the developing world

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