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Following a clash with the Greek government over its decision to withdraw a cancer drug from the market, Roche (ROG) has done an about-face and decided to make the drug available to patients for free, according to Euractive. The Greek health minister accused Roche of blackmail after the drug maker moved to withdraw a cancer drug from the market in response to mandatory discounts imposed by the government.

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