EU-India free trade negotiations threatening access to medicines

Bhardwaj, Kajal and Lofgren, Hans 2012, EU-India free trade negotiations threatening access to medicines, Government gazette, no. October, pp. 96-97.

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Title EU-India free trade negotiations threatening access to medicines
Author(s) Bhardwaj, Kajal
Lofgren, Hans
Journal name Government gazette
Issue number October
Start page 96
End page 97
Total pages 2
Publisher Centre for Parliamentary Studies
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012-10
ISSN 2042-4167
Keyword(s) European Union
India
Access to medicines
Free trade agreements
Intellectual property rights
Summary Indian firms are major global producers of relatively affordable generic medicines. Access to such drugs makes the difference between life and death for billions of people in the Global South. The Economist noted recently that ‘America should not use trade deals to swaddle drugmakers in excessive patent protections’. Nor should the European Union (EU) impose obstacles to the supply of generic drugs by Indian firms beyond those already mandated by the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement. Free trade negotiations between the EU (reported to be close to completion) constitute a clear threat to the role of India as the ‘pharmacy of the developing world’.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
160510 Public Policy
Socio Economic Objective 920413 Social Structure and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049350

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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