According to China Intellectual Property Office's website, the patients in the country are demanding for compulsory licensing for allowing the domestic companies to manufacture the medicine 'Lamivudine' and market it at a lower price. The drug is used to treat Hepatitis B and HIV. The reason behind such demand is due to the less supply of Lamivudine during the second half of 2007. At present Pharma major GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) owns the Patent and marketing rights for Lamivudine in China.

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