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10) Recently the Indian Patent Controller rejected one of Gilead’s key patent applications for the drug Sofosbuvir, used to treat hepatitis C (HCV). This move was welcomed by activists fighting for access to affordable medicines. Critically examine the issue and its significance to India’s healthcare sector.

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10) Recently the Indian Patent Controller rejected one of Gilead’s key patent applications for the drug Sofosbuvir, used to treat hepatitis C (HCV). This move was welcomed by activists fighting for access to affordable medicines. Critically examine the issue and its significance to India’s healthcare sector. (200 Words)

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