Bad Pharma, Bad Karma; The Pharmaceutical Industry in Developing Countries
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dc.contributor.author Boer, Margriet den es
dc.contributor.author Morgan, Rafia es
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-01T11:40:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-01T11:40:02Z
dc.date.issued 2014 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/40360
dc.source Boer, Margriet den ; Morgan, Rafia. Bad Pharma, Bad Karma; The Pharmaceutical Industry in Developing Countries. En: Eu-topías : revista de interculturalidad, comunicación y estudios europeos, 2014, No. 7: 113-119 es
dc.subject Arte. Generalidades es
dc.subject Arte es
dc.title Bad Pharma, Bad Karma; The Pharmaceutical Industry in Developing Countries es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.description.abstractenglish About a third of the world's population does not have regular access to essential medicines today. This is partly caused by Big Pharma's policies to maintain high drug prices and hold on to exclusive rights for their production, causing them to be completely out of reach for developing countries. But apart from this, there are other ways in which multinational pharmaceutical companies have taken advantage of the situation in poor countries. Clinical trials are conducted according to less strict ethical guidelines than in the West, and old drugs that are potentially dangerous and harmful are actively marketed in the developing world. Much-needed research efforts into tropical diseases are negligible. Activist voices have been stronger than ever before-but do they have enough effect? Can this multi-billion industry be incentivized to spearhead equity and human rights instead of being singularly focused on profit? es

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