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International pricing and distribution of therapeutic pharmaceuticals – An ethical minefield
Buckley, Joan; Ó Tuama, Séamus
This paper seeks to identify and consider ethical issues relating to the international pricing of pharmaceuticals, drawing especially on liberal rights theories. It suggests why and how some of these issues might be resolved. It examines and critiques arguments presented by major pharmaceutical manufacturers. It addresses a range of ancillary issues like current pricing policies, R&D, intellectual property rights, rights to profits, the public good and regulation. It proposes a potential model for moving forward on the pricing of pharmaceuticals, with a view to increasing access to essential drugs.
Keyword(s): Business ethics; Pharmaceutical; Pharmaceutical industry -- Moral and ethical aspects
Publication Date:
2005
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): Buckley, J., Ó Tuama, S., 2005. International pricing and distribution of therapeutic pharmaceuticals – An ethical minefield. Business Ethics: A European Review, 14(2), 127-141. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2005.00397.x
Publisher(s): Blackwell Publishing
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://www.blackwell-synergy.com
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