Medical charity accuses US of pushing India to ease patent rules

An Indian chemist writes a receipt in front of shelves stacked with low-cost Indian-manufactured generic drugs at a pharmacy in New Delhi on March 23, 2005New Delhi (AFP) – Medical charity Medecins sans frontiers on Saturday accused the United States of ratcheting up pressure on India’s new government to water down strict patent rules that have turned the country into the “world’s pharmacy”.

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