[Characterization of lawsuits for the supply of "essential" medicines in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil].

@article{Pepe2010CharacterizationOL,
  title={[Characterization of lawsuits for the supply of "essential" medicines in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil].},
  author={Vera L{\'u}cia Edais Pepe and Miriam Ventura Ventura and Jo{\~a}o Maur{\'i}cio Brambati Sant'ana and Tatiana de Arag{\~a}o Figueiredo and V. R. Souza and Luciana Simas and Cl{\'a}udia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          461-71
        }
}
Recognition of the right to health raises two practical issues: the government's ethical and legal duty to ensure comprehensive health care and citizens' recourse to legal action to guarantee this right. This study focused on lawsuits to demand "essential" medicines, filed at the State Court of Appeals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2006. One hundred and eighty-five suits were examined, and the claims were granted in all but three cases. Median times between filing the suit, the injunction… CONTINUE READING
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