Indian Government hails the Supreme Court judgement in Novartis case

The government has hailed the historic judgement by the Supreme Court.


New Delhi, April 1, 2013: The Government of India hailed as the Supreme Court passed a judgement against the Swiss drugmaker Novartis in the patent drug case for Glivec.


The Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister, Mr Anand Sharma said that the ruling has been seen as a victory by health rights campaigners and it reaffirmed provisions in Indian law that mandate the need for substantial innovation before new patents are issued on medicines.


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