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

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by Hans Löfgren (Author)

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

by Hans Löfgren (Author)

The Pharmaceutical Industry presents one of India s most successful stories of economic expansion and improvements in public health. Indian firms have made access to quality medicines possible and affordable in many developing countries. Indian pharmaceuticals are also exported on a large scale to the United States and other highly regulated markets. A wave of mergers, acquisitions and tie-ups point to growing integration between Indian firms and global pharma multinationals. 

The Politics of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Access to Medicines: World Pharmacy and India examines this important industry from different economic, social and political perspectives. Topics covered include the implications of TRIPS-compliant intellectual property rights, the role of flexibilities under TRIPS, the market regulation system, the role of Indian firms in exporting HIV/AIDS medications to Africa, the issue of free trade agreements, the power and reach of foreign pharmaceutical multinationals in India s domestic market, and the sustainability of India as a major generics supplier.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Social Science Press (November 19, 2012)
  • Language: English