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Title: Waiver Solution in Public Health and Pharmaceutical Domain under TRIPS Agreement
Authors: Thapa, Rojina
Keywords: Compulsory licensing
TRIPS Agreement
Doha Declaration
Article 31
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: WTO adopted the waiver solution in compulsory licensing, beginning from the Doha Declaration to the amendment of TRIPS Agreement, to facilitate access to medicine to the countries lacking manufacturing capacity. This article examines challenges faced by countries while issuing compulsory licensing; waiver decision with regard to Article 31(f) and 31 (h) of TRIPS Agreement. The article further analyses the causes as to why the waiver solution has not been as effective as it was hoped and envisages an increase in its importance in the coming days.
Page(s): 470-476
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Source:JIPR Vol.16(6) [November 2011]

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