On Vaccines, Pharmaceutical Markets, and a Role for Competition Law in Protecting (Also) Human Rights

European Competition Law Review, vol. 38, issue 8, pp. 347-352, August 2017

14 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2017

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Giovanni Pitruzzella

Government of the Italian Republic (Italy) - Italian Competition Authority

Luca Arnaudo

Government of the Italian Republic (Italy) - Italian Competition Authority; Luiss Guido Carli University

Date Written: September 7, 2017

Abstract

Following a sector inquiry issued by the Italian Competition Authority, the article analyzes the main features of the vaccine industry and related markets, both at a national and supranational level. Final considerations are made with respect to the role of antitrust in supporting human rights by enhancing access to essential medicines.

Keywords: Vaccines; competition; antitrust; access to essential medicines; human rights

JEL Classification: D4, I11, K21, L65

Suggested Citation

Pitruzzella, Giovanni and Arnaudo, Luca, On Vaccines, Pharmaceutical Markets, and a Role for Competition Law in Protecting (Also) Human Rights (September 7, 2017). European Competition Law Review, vol. 38, issue 8, pp. 347-352, August 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3033879 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3033879

Giovanni Pitruzzella

Government of the Italian Republic (Italy) - Italian Competition Authority ( email )

Piazza G. Verdi 6/a
Roma, 00184
Italy

Luca Arnaudo (Contact Author)

Government of the Italian Republic (Italy) - Italian Competition Authority ( email )

Piazza G. Verdi 6/a
Roma, 00184
Italy

Luiss Guido Carli University ( email )

Via O. Tommasini 1
Rome, Roma 00100
Italy

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