India Grants First Compulsory License To Natco For Bayer’s Nexavar; Disappointed, Bayer May Challenge Decision
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
India grants compulsory license to Natco for Bayer’s Nexavar; ruling could start run on more CLs.
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