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Novartis Loses Patent Battle In India

NPR | April 1, 2013 2:53 a.m. | Updated: April 1, 2013 7:49 a.m.

India’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG’s attempt to patent a new version of a cancer drug. It’s a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.

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