[Editor’s note: I admit it. I have Sepoy. He is safe, for now. Leave $20m Euros on my porch, or I will read Camille Paglia to him and force feed him instant grits.]
Assured poor folk will be able to get meds cheap, Indian parliamentary “leftists” unchained themselves from the proverbial redwood and, at last, 20 year patent protections have come to the Indian drug market. Apparently, this legislative change came at the behest of the WTO, which will undoubtedly approve of the expected boon in outsourcing from US and European pill pressers. The big question is whether India and its neighbors will suddenly develop designer neuroses. Keep an eye out for totally nonsensical ads filmed by bollywood’s hottest directors, featuring eerily gleeful people leaping through meadows and watching sunsets from deck-mounted bathtubs.