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Prescription for the People: An Activist's Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All

Fran Quigley


Millions of people around the world face a real problem: their desperate need for affordable medicines clashes with the core business model of the powerful pharmaceutical industry. In response, patients and activists are aiming to make all essential medicines affordable by reclaiming medicines as a public good and a human right, instead of a profit-making commodity. Their challenge is made more daunting by the perceived complexity of the issues surrounding access to essential medicines. “The problem we have is that there are only a handful of people in the world who know what we are taking abo ... More

Keywords: medicines, drugs, prescriptions, human rights, pharma, generics, healthcare, patents, cancer, vaccines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501713750
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713750.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fran Quigley, author
Indiana University McKinney School of Law