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Indian documentary takes on Western drugmakers

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The director of an award-winning documentary on the battle over the patenting of AIDS drugs says he wanted to highlight a "scam" responsible for the deaths of millions in the developing world. 

An Indian HIV-infected women shows AFP her antiretroviral drugs at her home in New Delhi on July 23, 2012

"Fire in the Blood", which opens in India on Friday, looks at the deaths of millions in Africa and developing nations elsewhere in the late 1990s, when the monopolies and pricing practices of Western pharmaceutical companies denied patients access to low-cost AIDS drugs.

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