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ISSUE BRIEF Part 1: Access to Medicines - 15 Years of India’s Patent Amendment Act 2005

June 2021

India's role as the world's pharmacy entails a responsibility to make safe, effective and affordable medicines accessible – domestically and abroad. This reputation came by way of a long, eventful journey that shaped India's patent law, which is the focus of this three-part Issue Brief. Part 1 analyses key health safeguards in India’s patent law and the changes they have undergone.

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