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Patenting of life-saving drugs has created a global health crisis where human life has become a commercial commodity.

Mehta, Akansha (2014) Patenting of life-saving drugs has created a global health crisis where human life has become a commercial commodity. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (06 Aug 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Millions of people—mostly in developing countries—lack access to life-saving drugs. Righting this imbalance is among the most important challenges of global public health of this century, argues Akansha Mehta. There is scant evidence to prove that frameworks for intellectual property rights and patent protection have benefited research, development and innovation in developing countries. When the laws of trade and commerce override the human right to life-saving medicines, how can society protect public health from unbridled private markets?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 08:37
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71565

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