Introduction: access to life-saving medicines and intellectual property rights
Source TitleCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
PublisherCambridge University Press
University of Melbourne Author/sSchroeder, Doris
AffiliationSchool of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsSchroeder, D. (2011). Introduction: access to life-saving medicines and intellectual property rights. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 20(2), 277–278.
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2011 Cambridge University Press. Online edition of the journal is available at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=CQH
As the authors of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Gap Task Force have noted, access to medicines is a vital component of realizing the human right to health. Without reliable access to drugs, the highest attainable standard of health cannot be achieved.
Keywordsglobal ethics; medicine; intellectual property rights
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