Does the Pharmaceutical Sector Have a Coresponsibility for the Human Right to Health?
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 20
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963180110000952
The highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental human right, which has been part of international law since 1948. States and their institutions are the primary duty bearers responsible for ensuring that human rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled. However, more recently it has been argued that pharmaceutical companies have a coresponsibility to fulfill the human right to health. Most prominently, this coresponsibility has been expressed in the United Nations (UN) Millennium Goal 8 Target 4. “In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries.”
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