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Indonesia to Issue Compulsory Licenses for HIV, Hepatitis B Drugs Still Under Patent

March 26, 2013

"The Indonesian government hopes to implement one of the largest ever examples of 'compulsory licensing,' which will enable the generic manufacture of drugs still under patent," IRIN reports. "Under the World Trade Organization's Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), countries can override patents for public health purposes by issuing compulsory licenses that enable the generic manufacture of drugs still under patent," the news service notes, adding, "The latest use of compulsory licensing -- Indonesia's third to date -- will allow the government to expand its access to the second-line [antiretrovirals (ARVs)], ... including

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