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  • Patented knowledge~II

    Patented knowledge~II

    From 1972 to 2005, because of the lack of patent laws for drugs, Indian drug companies were able to use alternative legal processes to manufacture generic versions of drugs. These generic drug companies were able to produce low-priced drugs that were considered among the cheapest in the world. This allowed India to provide free antiretroviral treatment to 340,000 HIV infected persons in the country.

    March 21, 2019