Why are Generic Drugs Being Held Up in Transit? Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade, and the Right to Health in Brazil and Beyond
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40: 197-205 (2012)
14 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2015
Date Written: 2012
Access to medicines faces a new legal threat: “border enforcement” of drug patents. Using Brazil as an example, this article shows how the right to health depends on international trade. Border seizures of generic drugs present human rights and trade institutions with a unique challenge. Can public health advocates rise to meet it?
Keywords: generic drugs, intellectual property
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