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India Considers Drug-Patent Law

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India Considers Drug-Patent Law

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India Considers Drug-Patent Law

India Considers Drug-Patent Law

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The Indian government considers the adoption of a bill that makes it illegal to copy patented drugs, a practice that has made cheaper medicines available in India and abroad. Health activists are urging members of Parliament to vote against the bill, saying it would make drugs too expensive for millions suffering from AIDS.