BioSpectrum Asia – Debate over compulsory licensing of Bayer’s Nexavar
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Full Article: India allows compulsory licensing of Bayer’s Nexavar
In March 2012, the Indian Patent office granted first compulsory license to NATCO pharma to make anti-cancer drug sorafenib for the India market. However, the compulsory license is subject to certain conditions, such as maintaining account of sales, and payment of royalty at six percent of the net sales on a quarterly basis to Bayer. The order also makes it obligatory for NATCO to supply the drug free-of-cost to at least 600 needy and deserving patients per year.
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