Brazil Drugs The government of Brazil says it will start making cheap copies of a patented AIDS drug -- without the patent-holder's permission. Brazil has been threatening to break drug patents for years, but this is the first time it's followed through on the threat. NPR's Martin Kaste reports from Rio de Janeiro.
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The government of Brazil says it will start making cheap copies of a patented AIDS drug — without the patent-holder's permission. Brazil has been threatening to break drug patents for years, but this is the first time it's followed through on the threat. NPR's Martin Kaste reports from Rio de Janeiro.