This up-to-date book examines pharmaceutical development, access to medicines, and the protection of public health in the context of two fundamental changes that the global political economy has undergone since the 1970s, the globalization of trade and production and the increased harmonization of national regulations on intellectual property rights.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Globalization, intellectual property rights, and pharmaceuticals : meeting the challenges to addressing health gaps in the new international environment / Kenneth C. Shadlen ... [et al.] 2. Pharmaceutical production and access to essential medicines in South Africa / Heinz Klug 3. Intellectual property and access to medicines : paradoxes in Moroccan policy / Gaëlle Krikorian 4. The invisible threat : trade, intellectual property, and pharmaceutical regulations in Colombia / Tatiana Andia 5. The challenges of constructing pharmaceutical capabilities and promoting access to medicines in Mexico under TRIPS / Alenka Guzmán 6. Corporate power and state resistance : Brazil's use of TRIPS flexibilities for its National AIDS Program / Matthew Flynn 7. The politics of patents and drugs in Brazil and Mexico : the industrial bases of health policies / Kenneth C. Shadlen 8. Pharmaceutical patent policy in developing countries : learning from the Canadian experience / Jean-Frédéric Morin and Mélanie Bourassa Forcier 9. Access to Indian generic drugs : emerging issues / N. Lalitha 10. Sufficient but expensive drugs : a double-track system that facilitated supply capability in China / Mariko Watanabe and Luwen Shi 11. Access to essential drugs in Thailand : intellectual property rights and other institutional matters affecting public health in a developing country / Samira Guennif 12. The TRIPS agreement and health innovation in Bangladesh / Padmashree Gehl Sampath.