Arming Our Enemies: How Parallel Imports Could Increase Antimicrobial Resistance

23 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2007

Abstract

In response to the high prices of pharmaceuticals, both in the developed world and the developing world, politicians, advocacy groups, and consumers have rallied around parallel imports as a way of reducing the prices of cutting-edge medicines. However, these policies, price reductions, and the concurrent rise in consumption inherent thereto may present a new problem for the class of pharmaceuticals most needed to prevent morbidity and mortality: antimicrobials.

Keywords: Parallel, Imports, antibiotics

Suggested Citation

Crossman, Colin R., Arming Our Enemies: How Parallel Imports Could Increase Antimicrobial Resistance. North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1020249

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