publication . Article . 2009

Trade agreements and access to drugs in Peru

Llamoza, Javier; Químico Farmacéutico, Acción Internacional para la Salud, Lima, Perú.;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 31 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Salud
Abstract
Through Free Trade Agreements, the economies of the United States of America (USA) and the European Union (EU) have been achieving a higher standard of protection of the intellectual property rights. This increases unduly the monopolist rights of the industry, restricting competition and limiting the access of new generic drugs. Peru has not been the exception to this process, subscribing a free trade agreement with the USA called Agreement of Commercial Promotion (APC) that involved the chapter of intellectual property, and in the same line, is now negotiating a second commercial agreement with the EU. In both cases, the presented proposals have been harmful fo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Intellectual property of pharmaceutic products and process; Pharmaceutical Trade; Generic drugs; International acts; Peru, Propiedad intelectual de productos y procesos farmacéuticos; Comercialización de medicamentos; Medicamentos genéricos; Tratados internacionales; Perú
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