Políticas Públicas Desarrolladas Recientemente en Chile en Materia de Derecho a la Salud, en Particular Respecto al Acceso a los Medicamentos y Su Natural Incidencia en la Propiedad Intelectual (Public Policies Recently Developed in Chile Regarding the Right to Health, Especially Involving Access to Drugs, and Their Natural Effects on Industrial Property)
University of Chile - Department of Economics
August 3, 2012
La Propiedad Inmaterial, No. 16, p. 343, November 2012
This report seeks to expose the turn they are taking on the recognition and assurance of the right to health (in particular regarding access to medicines) both the legislature and the judiciary. The reader could ponder the current debate that is taking place in the country through the exposure of a pending bill, recently cleared by the Senate to the House of Representatives and the precedents set by various rulings of our courts. The policies on drugs taken by the State of Chile because of all the above, must, in our view, honor international commitments under the incorporation into the multilateral trading system and the various bilateral agreements, and also should necessarily take into account the right to health of its inhabitants, for the purpose of achieving consistent and complete standards, and enjoy the necessary legitimacy among the population, too.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: public policies, medications, right to health
Date posted: November 28, 2012