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India Maintains Status Quo On Compulsory Licensing Provisions; Indian, MNC Lobbies Welcome Moves To Keep Flexibility But Future Doubts Linger

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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MUMBAI - Lobby groups from both the Indian generics industry and multinational companies hailed a decision by the Indian government to maintain the status quo on legal provisions that determine the conditions needed to trigger a compulsory license for a drug. But both sides expressed apprehension on how the present set of norms will unfold, fearing that future investments or market opportunities may be at risk if wrong moves are made

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