Human rights and drug control: access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries

"Globally, millions of people suffer health and socio-economic related problems due to the unavailability of controlled essential medicines, such as morphine for pain treatment, which leaves them in disabling and sometimes degrading situations. Controlled essential medicines are medicines inclu...

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Published in:School of Human Rights Research series
Main Author: Gispen, Marie Elske
Contributors: Intersentia
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Antwerp Portland Intersentia [2017]
In:School of Human Rights Research series
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Summary:"Globally, millions of people suffer health and socio-economic related problems due to the unavailability of controlled essential medicines, such as morphine for pain treatment, which leaves them in disabling and sometimes degrading situations. Controlled essential medicines are medicines included in the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, and whose active substance is listed under the international drug-control treaties. Their availability and accessibility therefore fall within the remit of both human rights and international drug-control law. Even though the unavailability of controlled essential medicines is generally caused by a multifaceted and complex interplay of factors, the current international drug-control framework paradoxically hinders rather than fosters the access to medicines"--Back cover
Access to Controlled Essential Medicines: Context, Background, Framing, and Focus -- Access to Controlled Essential Medicines and Aspects of Drug Control in Human Rights Law -- In Search of a Normative Justification -- Bridging Theory and Practice: Introduction to the Country Studies -- Country Study I : Uganda -- Country Study II : Latvia
Item Description:Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 331-345
Physical Description:xxiii, 351 Seiten
ISBN:1780684541
9781780684543