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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)

La Propiedad Inmaterial, No. 16, p. 343, November 2012

28 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2012  

Jaime Gallegos

University of Chile - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 3, 2012

Abstract

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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Keywords: public policies, medications, right to health

Suggested Citation

Gallegos, Jaime, 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) (August 3, 2012). La Propiedad Inmaterial, No. 16, p. 343, November 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181618

Jaime Gallegos (Contact Author)

University of Chile - Department of Economics ( email )

Diagonal Paraguay 257
Torre 26, Of. 1801
Santiago
Chile

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