NRA’s School Shield; MD Gun Law; India’s Generic Drug Case

Part 1: Drug Makers Lose Some Copyright Protections in India

The Indian Supreme Court annulled a patent for a leukemia drug created by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis giving Indian companies an open door to make generic versions. Advocates for access to life-saving drugs in developing nations hailed it but drug companies expressed concern that it will hinder creation of new drugs. We talk to Swaminathan Aiyar, Economist and Cato Institute Fellow.

Part 2: NRA Announces Details for National School Shield Program

The NRA outlined its plan to put armed guards in every school around the country yesterday. Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson said schools would be safer if someone could shoot back at attackers. A study by Marshall University professors say the plan and comes up short. We talk to Angela and Gordon Crews, Professors of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Marshall University.

Part 3: Maryland Poised to Pass Most Stringent Gun Control Laws in U.S.

Maryland may pass the most restrictive gun control laws in the country which Governor Martin O’Malley said he will sign. We talk to Len Lazarick, Editor and Publisher,

About Carmen Munir Russell-Sluchansky 360 Articles
Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.