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India Says WHO Drops Redefinition Of Generics As Counterfeit

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Indian pharmaceuticals were cheered by a decision of the World Health Organization not to take the route of the European Union and consider generic drugs as counterfeit. The WHO had considered such a move, but India and Brazil launched major campaigns against it and the UN organization decided it would not do so in a determination that has not been made official. The WHO killed a resolution that would have adopted the definition at a recent meeting. India and Brazil, members of the group, argued the WHO's role was in public health, not intellectual property rights. (Click here for more
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