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(Revised from original 2003 version)
The head of Cipla, a $325-million-dollar Indian pharmaceutical company and seller of low-cost AIDS drugs to South Africa, must decide what to do about Cipla's future. With India poised to enforce international patents in only two years, much of Cipla's product line could become unsaleable (given that it is based on product patents protected in industrialized countries). Describes Cipla's role in forcing global pharmaceutical companies to lower their prices for AIDS drugs.
Health Care and Treatment;
Deshpande, Rohit, and Laura Winig. "Cipla." Harvard Business School Case 503-085, May 2006. (Revised from original June 2003 version.)