© LIFE COPYRIGHT

@ LIFE COPYRIGHT

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 52 min. (Prod: SmallPlanet, GR)

 

License to live ...

India is known as the global medicine production factory. It has a thriving pharmaceutical industry which produces quality medicine at affordable prices. In the face of competition, the big pharmaceutical companies fight back holding a powerful weapon in their hands, the patents, attempting to strike India’s generic drug industry and consolidate their monopoly worldwide. "© Life Copyright” follows the case of the Swiss company Novartis that sued the Indian state, starting thus a landmark legal battle. A battle so important that could threaten the access of billions of poor people around the world to affordable lifesaving drugs.

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