Ethical Drugs Will Be Protected for Five Years

March 25, 2005

Hebrew daily "Yediot Ahronot" reports that ethical drugs registered in Israel will be soon have data exclusivity for five years. Until now, ethical drugs had no data exclusivity in Israel at all. Minister of Industry Trade and Labor Ehud Olmert instructed ministry officials to prepare a bill on the matter, to be included in the 2005 economics arrangements bill. Olmert did not accede to demands by the U.S. Trade Representative for eight years data exclusivity for ethical drugs.

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