Δευτέρα, 19 Μαρτίου 2012

Insight: Cheap generics no panacea for India's poorest

A woman with cancer sits on a pavement outside the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai March 15, 2012. A ruling this week that for the first time allowed an Indian drugmaker to make and sell a blockbuster cancer drug at a fraction of the market price has been hailed as a breakthrough by campaigners for cheaper medicine in the emerging economy. Photo taken March 15, 2012. REUTERS-Vivek Prakash
MUMBAI - Cheap generic drugs were meant to change the life of Nandakhu Nissar, whose mouth is swollen by a cancerous tumor. But the cashless and hungry 55-year-old sleeps on a pavement staring up at the windows of Mumbai's biggest cancer hospital. 

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