The following is taken from an article originally published in The Wire. It has been reprinted here with permission from the author. The original can be accessed here. New Delhi: Xtandi is a life-prolonging cancer drug and sells at about Rs 2.7 lakh for a month’s course in India – that’s for four tablets daily. It works for patients with … [Read more...] about From The Wire: How the University of California is fighting proxy patent battle for expensive cancer drug in India
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