Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and Access to Medicines in Developing Countries

  title={Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and Access to Medicines in Developing Countries},
  author={M. Zahedi and Mohammad Erfanmanesh and N. Houshmand},
Background and Aim: Among the existing agreements to protect intellectual property rights, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has set the highest level of enforcement standards. This study tries to clarify and identify differences between the ACTA provisions and innovations with other international regulations and its effects on the universal access to medicines in developing countries. Materials and Methods: In this qualitative research, document analysis method was applied. By… Expand


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