Anti-AIDS drugs manufactured by an Indian pharmaceutical company. Drastically cheaper generic drugs from India and affordable, active pharmaceutical ingredients from China have ushered in a treatment revolution in developing countries. Photo: AFP

The Aids revolution is why Asean, India and China must resist controls on generic drugs

Maria Guevara says affordable generics have transformed medical treatment, yet intellectual property provisions in a China-led regional trade deal could block access to life-saving drugs for millions in Africa and Asia

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Anti-AIDS drugs manufactured by an Indian pharmaceutical company. Drastically cheaper generic drugs from India and affordable, active pharmaceutical ingredients from China have ushered in a treatment revolution in developing countries. Photo: AFP
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