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Patent justice

Drug patents are designed to create profits that enable more research on diseases affecting millions. But in practice, they have often genera »

Finally, the patients prevail

The Supreme Court has denied Novartis a patent for its anti-cancer drug Gleevec. This leaves the door open for Indian pharmaceutical com...»

More battles in store

Well before the Supreme Court rejected Novartis’ application for patent for Glivec (Gleevec in the U.S.), drawing attention to the dicho...»

A sturdy model

Tamil Nadu attempted to make drugs affordable to everyone nearly 20 years ago when it set up the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation...»


Mr. Modi's 100 Days: A Reality Check

Much of the adulatory media coverage of the performance of the Modi Government in its first 100 days overlooked significant gaps between intent and action, points out Vidya Subrahmaniam.Read more »

In the 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014, West Bengal has witnessed some interesting trends. Apart from the debacle of the Left and the ascendance of the Trinamool Congress (AITC), the other somewhat s... »