Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Indian government earns bad karma

Looks like the Lok Sabha has put a stop to the good work being done by the Indian pharmaceutical companies. While it is fair that the research done by pharmaceutical companies (not the Indian ones, but companies like Pfizer) should be rewarded in the form of patents, an exemption could have been made for the AIDS drugs at least; this is too serious a problem to allow profit motives to influence decision-making.