Petition to save India’s generic drug industry – Avaaz.org

Bharata Bharati

Protest against Big Pharma

Narendra Modi & Barack ObamaPresident Obama’s visit to India could spell life or death for millions of poor people in Asia, Africa and Latin America, but if we move fast we can ensure they can still get the medicines they need.

India produces cheap HIV, malaria and cancer drugs, but American drug companies want to stop this, to sell their own products at higher prices. Their fierce lobby has got the US to push their line hard, even threatening trade sanctions if India doesn’t change patent laws which put people before profits. Now pressure is rising, with talks set to begin on an India-US investment treaty.

Before Obama arrives, let’s build a million-strong call to protect India’s proud role as the pharmacy to the world’s poor, brief journalists covering his trip, then deliver our call with our own common sense trade plan developed by experts that protects access to medicine. Join now:

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