Tag: Merck and co.

The featured image shows the words thats all folks. this post is about the decision of two indian generic drug manufactures to drop their request for Compulsory licenses. to read more click here.

Lee and BDR decision – the End of Compulsory Licenses?!

Earlier this week, the words, “Compulsory License”, “Section 84” and “Indian pharma” once again made the headlines. This time however, it wasn’t a new case being brought forth; instead it was the decision to bury two old ones. The news reports suggested that two Indian drugmakers had given up a battle to copy drugs developed by Bristol Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, blaming a lack of government support for cheap generics and pressure from Big Pharma. The two Indian drug makers…

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Merck v. Glenmark – A Bitter Battle of Pills

  The Delhi High Court has restrained Glenmark from making and marketing generic versions of Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)'s popular antidiabetic drug “Januvia” (sitagliptin) and “Janumet” (combination of sitagliptin and metformin) in its latest order dated October 7, 2015. The order restrains Glenmark from making, using, selling, distributing, advertising, exporting, offering for sale or dealing in Sitagliptin Phosphate Monohydrate or any other salt of Sitagliptin in any form, alone or in combination with one or more other drugs or from…

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Compulsory Licensing in India

  Mark Twain once said “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please”. How is this relevant to this Compulsory Licensing post here? You need to read on to discover that.   The history of Compulsory Licensing can be traced back to the UK Statute of Monopolies in 1624, which ruled out monopolies associated with patent, and stated that grants should not be mischievous to the State‘ or hurt trade. The UK recognized compulsory licensing in terms of…

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