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Title Access to medicines as a human right : implications for pharmaceutical industry responsibility / edited by Lisa Forman and Jillian Clare Kohler
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (vi, 214 pages)
Contents 1 Introduction: Access to Medicines as a Human Right- What Does It Mean for Pharmaceutical Industry Responsibilities? / Lisa Forman and Jillian Clare Kohler -- Part one : RIghts, Norms, and Ethics. 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
Part Two : Social Versus Business Responsibilities. Benchmarking and Transparency: Incentives for the Pharmaceutical Industry's Corporate Social Responsibility / Matthew Lee and Jillian Clare Kohler -- Social responsibility and marketing of drugs in developing countries : a goal or an oxymoron? / Joel Lexchin
Part 3. 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 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
Summary "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 Right identifies 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."--Pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Pharmaceutical industry -- Moral and ethical aspects
Pharmaceutical ethics.
Human rights -- Health aspects
Social responsibility of business.
Social responsibility of business -- Case studies
Human rights.
Drug Industry -- ethics
Health Services Accessibility -- ethics
Human Rights
Social Responsibility
Ethics, Pharmacy
MEDICAL -- Pharmacy.
Human rights
Human rights -- Health aspects
Pharmaceutical ethics
Pharmaceutical industry -- Moral and ethical aspects
Social responsibility of business
Genre/Form Electronic books
Case studies
Form Electronic book
Author Forman, Lisa, 1970-
Kohler, Jillian Clare
LC no. 2012406607
ISBN 9781442698277