Access to Medicines as a Human Right: Implications for Pharmaceutical Industry Responsibility (BOK)

Lisa Forman, Jillian Clare Kohler

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According to the World Health Organization, one-third of the global population lacks access to essential medicines. Should pharmaceutical companies be ethically or legally responsible for providing affordable medicines for these people, even though they live outside of profitable markets? Can the private sector be held accountable for protecting human beings' right to health? This thought-provoking interdisciplinary collection grapples with corporate responsibility for the provision of medicines in low- and middle-income countries. The book begins with an examination of human rights, norms, and ethics in relation to the private sector, moving to consider the tensions between pharmaceutical companies' social and business duties. Broad examinations of global conditions are complemented by case studies illustrating different approaches for addressing corporate conduct. Access to Medicines as a Human Right identifies innovative solutions applicable in both global and domestic forums, making it a valuable resource for the vast field of scholars, legal practitioners, and policymakers who must confront this challenging issue.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Jillian Clare Kohler, Lisa Forman
Forlag
University Of Toronto Press
ISBN 9781442643970
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 16,1cm x 23,7cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 480 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ethical issues & debates, Human rights, Pharmaceutical industries