• ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL MEDICINES FOR HIV/AIDS PATIENTS. EMERGING ACCESS PARADIGMS

Publisher:
Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication date:
2010-06-11
Authors:

(IDOWU A. OHIOZE, LLM; fellow of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research obtained an LLM [Health law and policy specialisation] at the University of Alberta, Canada. He studied in Nigeria and Canada and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, aspiring member of the Canadian Bar Association and an access to information specialist in Canada.)
ISBN:
9783838373638

Description:

Pharmaceutical innovations in the developed world have led to the production of medicines which could significantly reduce the incidences and prevalence of diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and alleviate the sufferings of the infected. However, people suffering these diseases can hardly access these drugs owing primarily to their exorbitant prices. This book, which recognises global efforts at promoting access to essential medicines via the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights [TRIPs] of 1995 and the 2003 amendment to its article 31, argues that the access to drugs mechanisms of western countries which possess the capacity to produce drugs are onerous to utilise in manufacturing generic drugs. In view of the foregoing, a scheme, modeled on and targeted at harnessing the benefits of the Regional Trade Agreement [RTA] system, which will enable economically disadvantaged countries to easily purchase much needed essential drugs, is designed and analysed in this book.

MATERIAS: Health law and policy, HIV/AIDS, Essential Medicines, Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Act.