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MSF applauds Indian Patent Office’s rejection of J&J’s attempt to extend patent on lifesaving

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) applauds today’s news that the Indian Patent Office rejected the US pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) attempt to extend its monopoly in India on the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline beyond when its primary patent expires in July. The rejection is a significant step toward increasing access to the lifesaving TB drug. Read more here.

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