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The Resource Access to medicines: : the interface of patents and human rights : does one size fit all?, Jennifer Anna Sellin

Access to medicines: : the interface of patents and human rights : does one size fit all?, Jennifer Anna Sellin

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Access to medicines: : the interface of patents and human rights : does one size fit all?
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Access to medicines:
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the interface of patents and human rights : does one size fit all?
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Jennifer Anna Sellin
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eng
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"Millions of people worldwide lack adequate access to medicines, particularly in developing countries where resources are scarce with devastating human, social and economic consequences. The example of HIV/AIDS, for which treatment has advanced so significantly in the last decade that a diagnosis no longer necessarily brings with it a death sentence, highlights the importance of ensuring that essential medicines are affordable and accessible to all. This book focuses on one aspect of access to medicines: the affordability of essential medicines, and its connection to human rights and patents. The argument often made is that patent protection for medicines results in higher prices which negatively impacts access. Patients having no or inadequate access to affordable medicines endangers the full realisation of human rights, particularly the right to health. This book investigates this issue from a legal perspective, taking both an international and domestic angle. This study examines the interface of access to affordable medicines and patent protection from the perspective of international human rights law and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) within the framework of the World Trade Organisation. The essential question posed by this book is whether access to medicines and patent protection conflict or coexist. The discussion is deepened by including a developing country approach. Three country studies have been conducted, on South Africa, India and Uganda. These aim to provide a concrete insight into whether these countries recognise and acknowledge the interplay between patents and human rights with respect to access to medicines. Secondly these studies examine whether TRIPS leaves sufficient freedom for (developing) states to adopt a patent system suited to their domestic needs, enabling them to strike a fair balance between access to medicines and patent protection for medicines. In other words: does one size fit all?."--
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Sellin, Jennifer Anna
Dewey number
323
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non fiction
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School of Human Rights Research series
Series volume
64
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  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Human rights
  • Drugs
  • Patents (International law)
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Access to medicines: : the interface of patents and human rights : does one size fit all?, Jennifer Anna Sellin
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universiteit Maastricht, 2014
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-490)
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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FIEb17556260
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24 cm.
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xvi, 493 pages
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9781780682471
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)987721261
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Access to medicines: : the interface of patents and human rights : does one size fit all?, Jennifer Anna Sellin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universiteit Maastricht, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-490)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17556260
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 493 pages
Isbn
9781780682471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987721261

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