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|Title:||Impact of IP on Public Health: The Developed Country Scenario|
|Authors:||Agitha, T G|
|Keywords:||Patents;Healthcare costs;Developed countries;Intellectual property|
|Abstract:||Patents and data exclusivity affect health care costs even in developed countries and health care costs are rapidly increasing in those countries. Pharmaceutical product prices form substantial portion of health care costs and strong intellectual property protection is one of the major reasons for high health care costs. High drug prices affect patient access to medicines and thereby universal healthcare coverage. Left to market forces universal health care coverage, which is a fundamental obligation of states will remain an unaccomplished goal.|
|ISSN:||0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JIPR Vol.18(4) [July 2013]|
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