South Africa has announced plans to limit the ability of drug firms to win patent extensions for brand-name drugs by changing or modifying them in minor ways. Critics allege that such extensions block patients from receiving cheaper and more affordable versions of life-saving medications for such conditions as HIV/AIDS. The South African move comes barely a month after India rejected a patent extension request from Novartis for its best-selling Gleevec cancer treatment.
South Africa proposes limiting drug patent extensions
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