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Bitter Pill - The Pharmaceutical Industry vs. Global Health Care

In many parts of the world people can't access the medications they need. The high cost of some brand-name drugs means they are out simply of reach for many. They rely on generic medicines - copies of brand-name drugs.

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Now India has relaxed its patent laws and plans to produce even more generic drugs for the world market. Humanitarian organizations have applauded the move, but naturally the pharmaceutical industry is not pleased.