Helpdesk Report: The Effect of Changing Intellectual Property on Pharmaceutical Industry Prospects in India and China: Considerations for Access to Medicines

Abstract

This study considers: how is the implementation of product patents in India and China affecting access to medicines; will generic copies of patented medicines have to be withdrawn from the market; will prices rise; will the domestic industry disappear; and will MNCs (Multi-national Corporations) become more interested in working with domestic firms, including through technology transfer?

Citation

Grace, C. Helpdesk Report: The Effect of Changing Intellectual Property on Pharmaceutical Industry Prospects in India and China: Considerations for Access to Medicines. Health Systems Resource Centre, UK (2004) 69 pp.

Helpdesk Report: The Effect of Changing Intellectual Property on Pharmaceutical Industry Prospects in India and China: Considerations for Access to Medicines

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