2014 – IP and Access to Essential Medicines – A Tenuous Link

Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines: A Tenuous Link?

According to the World Health Organization,1 essential medicines are medicines that satisfy priority health care needs of a population, and they are selected with regard to disease prevalence, safety, efficacy, and comparative cost-effectiveness. In addition, they are intended to be available in functioning health systems at all times in adequate amounts, in appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality, and at affordable prices.

Autor: Calvin W.L. Ho, Klaus M. Leisinger
Erschienen: 2014

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