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India's BDR Pharma seeks licence to sell version of Bristol-Myers Squibb cancer drug
March 18, 2013 / 11:56 AM / 5 years ago

India's BDR Pharma seeks licence to sell version of Bristol-Myers Squibb cancer drug

MUMBAI, March 18 (Reuters) - India’s BDR Pharmaceuticals International Pvt Ltd has applied to the Indian patents office, seeking permission to sell a generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co’s cancer drug, dasatinib, through a so-called compulsory licence mechanism, a BDR executive said on Monday.

Under a global Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement, countries can issue compulsory licences for certain drugs that are deemed unaffordable to a large section of their populations.

Early this month, Bayer AG lost an appeal challenging the first-ever compulsory licence issued by India which allowed Natco Pharma to sell a version of the German drugmaker’s cancer treatment Nexavar.

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