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Access to medicines as a human right : implications for pharmaceutical industry responsibility /
edited by Lisa Forman and Jillian Clare Kohler.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
vi, 214 p. ; 24 cm.
1442643978 (cloth), 9781442643970 (cloth)
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
1442643978 (cloth)
9781442643970 (cloth)
contents note
Introduction : access to medicines as a human right : what does it mean for pharmaceutical industry responsibilities? / Lisa Forman and Jillian Clare Kohler -- Human rights responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies in relation to access to medicines / Rajat Khosla and Paul Hunt -- Improving access to essential medicines : international law and normative change / Asher Alkoby -- Corporate social responsibility and the right to essential medicines / Patricia Illingworth -- Benchmarking and transparency : incentives for the pharmaceutical industy's corporate social responsiblity / Matthew Lee and Jillian Clare Kohler -- Social responsibility and marketing of drugs in developing countries : a goal or an oxymoron? / Joel Lexchin -- Managing the market for medicines access : realizing the right to health by facilitating compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals : a case study of legislation and the need for reform / Richard Eilliott -- Ubuntu, AIDS, and the King II report : reflections on corporate social responsibility in South Africa / Judith King and Stephanie Nixon -- Annex : human rights guidelines for pharmaceutical companies in relation to access to medicines.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Main Description
According to the World Health Organization, one-third of the global population lacks access to essential medicines. Should pharmaceutical companies be ethically or legally responsible for providing affordable medicines for these people, even though they live outside of profitable markets? Can the private sector be held accountable for protecting human beings' right to health? This thought-provoking interdisciplinary collection grapples with corporate responsibility for the provision of medicines in low- and middle-income countries. The book begins with an examination of human rights, norms, and ethics in relation to the private sector, moving to consider the tensions between pharmaceutical companies' social and business duties. Broad examinations of global conditions are complemented by case studies illustrating different approaches for addressing corporate conduct. Access to Medicines as a Human Rightidentifies innovative solutions applicable in both global and domestic forums, making it a valuable resource for the vast field of scholars, legal practitioners, and policymakers who must confront this challenging issue.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Access to Medicines as a Human Right - What Does It Mean for Pharmaceutical Industry Responsibilities?p. 3
Rights, Norms, and Ethics
Human Rights Responsibilities of Pharmaceutical Companies in Relation to Access to Medicinesp. 25
Improving Access to Essential Medicines: International Law and Normative Changep. 46
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Right to Essential Medicinesp. 75
Social Versus Business Responsibilities
Benchmarking and Transparency: Incentives for the Pharmaceutical Industry's Corporate Social Responsibilityp. 93
Social Responsibility and Marketing of Drugs in Developing Countries: A Goal or an Oxymoron?p. 125
Case Studies for Achieving Corporate Responsibility
Managing the Market for Medicines Access: Realizing the Right to Health by Facilitating Compulsory Licensing of Pharmaceuticals - A Case Study of Legislation and the Need for Reformp. 151
Ubuntu, AIDS, and the King II Report: Reflections on Corporate Social Responsibility in South Africap. 179
Annex: Human Rights Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Companies in Relation to Access to Medicinesp. 197
Contributorsp. 213
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