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Author Flynn, Matthew (Matthew B.), author.

Title Pharmaceutical autonomy and public health in Latin America : state, society, and industry in Brazil's AIDS program / Matthew Flynn
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in Latin American politics ; 11
Routledge studies in Latin American politics ; 11
Contents Pharmaceutical autonomy : technology, alliances and norms -- Elements of global pharmaceutical power -- The Brazilian context : contradictions between democracy and neoliberalism -- Asserting antiretroviral autonomy (1992-2002) -- Patent power and the limits of treatment activism autonomy (2003-2006) -- Consolidating the pharmaceutical alliance (2007-2013)
Summary Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). How and why Brazil succeeded in overcoming powerful political and economic interests, both at home and abroad, to roll-out and sustain treatment represents an intellectual puzzle. In this book, Matthew Flynn traces the numerous challenges Brazil faced in its efforts to provide essential medicines to all of its citizens. Using dependency theory, state theory, and moral u
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- drug therapy -- Brazil
Anti-Retroviral Agents -- economics -- Brazil
Anti-Retroviral Agents -- therapeutic use -- Brazil
Drug Industry -- economics -- Brazil
Health Policy -- Brazil
AIDS (Disease) -- Brazil -- Prevention.
Antiretroviral agents -- Economic aspects -- Brazil
Antiretroviral agents -- Therapeutic use -- Brazil
Medical policy -- Brazil.
Pharmaceutical industry -- Economic aspects -- Brazil
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention.
Medical policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Pharmaceutical industry -- Economic aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1138832537