Healthy IPRs
A Look at Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property

Edited By Meir P. Pugatch & Anne Jensen
June 2007
Stockholm University
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9781906194000       
216 pages, Illustrated, 5 x 7 3/4"
$34.50 Paper Original

This book examines some of the current central issues in the field of pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights.

It is no secret that the IP field in general, and pharmaceutical IPRs in particular, have been the subject of many heated discussions. These discussions can be emotional as often as they are rational.

Yet without denigrating the importance of the pharmaceutical IPR debate in general, and the issue of access to medicines in particular, it is essential to keep the big picture in mind. Pharmaceutical IPRs do actually work. They are part of the solution, and not part of the problem. By providing a comprehensive and realistic overview of the many aspects of pharmaceutical IPRs, this book seeks to underline this message.

This invaluable collection of essays includes concise and informative contributions from seventeen distinguished experts, including academics, policymakers and practitioners. It is a useful tool for anyone seeking to understand the complex issues at the heart of global IP policymaking.

Health Policy; Intellectual Property

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