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The Politics of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Access to Medicines: World Pharmacy & India

by: Hans Lofgren

The pharmaceutical industry presents one of India’s most successful stories of economic expansion and improvements in public health. Indian firms have made possible affordable access to medicines in many developing countries, and Indian pharmaceuticals are exported on a large-scale to the United States and other highly regulated markets. This book examines the state of this […]

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The pharmaceutical industry presents one of India’s most successful stories of economic expansion and improvements in public health. Indian firms have made possible affordable access to medicines in many developing countries, and Indian pharmaceuticals are exported on a large-scale to the United States and other highly regulated markets. This book examines the state of this important industry from different economic, social and political perspectives. Topics covered include the implications of the introduction of TRIPS-compliant intellectual property rights, the role of flexibilities under TRIPS, the system of marketing and price regulation, the role of Indian firms in exporting HIV/AIDS medications to Africa, the issue of free trade agreements, the role foreign pharmaceutical multinationals in India’s domestic market, and the sustainability of India as a major generics pharmaceutical supplier.

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ISBN: 978-81-87358-66-4
Publisher: Social Science Press
Publish Date: 2012
Page Count: 368

Meet the Author
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Hans Lofgren is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies. He has co-edited The Politics and Culture of Globalisation: India and Australia (Social Science Press, New Delhi, 2009) with P. Sarangi and Democratising Health: Consumer Groups in the Policy Process (Edward Elgar, 2011) with M. Leahy & E. de Leeuw.

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