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Let India make cheap drugs

David Singh Grewal & Amy Kapczynski 

Last month, the United States and India announced an important breakthrough concerning India's "right-to-food" programme. The Indian government subsidises food for its poorest citizens through a system of price supports and public stockpiling. The programme is critical to India's future: According to Unicef, one in three of the world's malnourished children lives in India. But as India's policy has expanded, it has come into conflict with World Trade Organization rules on agriculture. The conflict heated up last summer when India demanded an explicit assurance at ...

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First Published: Sat, December 13 2014. 22:22 IST