8 Apr 2013
Drug Patents in India: Turf Battles
Author: Amitendu Palit
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
Using the Supreme Court of India's rejection of Novartis’s appeal for patenting and exclusive marketing of the cancer drug Glivec as a backdrop, this paper discusses India's intellectual property rights law and its implications for pharmaceutical inn...
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When Modern Science Meets Traditional Knowledge
Author: Thomas R Eimer
Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy (ATASP)
In this paper, the complex interactions that are associated with the access to traditional knowledge of local biodiversity shall be regarded as a multi-level process of adaptation and resistance.
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Priority-Setting in Health
Author: Amanda Glassman, Kalipso Chalkidou
Center for Global Development (CGD)
The authors of this brief argue that health decisions taken by practitioners often result from ad hoc, nontransparent processes driven more by inertia and interest groups than by science, ethics, and the public interest.
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Social Welfare, Health and Pharmaceutical Industry
Author: Ignacio Godinho Delgado
LSE Department of International Development (ID)
This paper presents initial results of research investigating the relationship between the health system and the pharmaceutical industry in Brazil, Argentina, and the United Kingdom.
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