Intellectual property and access to medicines: an analysis of legislation in Central America.

  title={Intellectual property and access to medicines: an analysis of legislation in Central America.},
  author={Alejandro Cer{\'o}n and Angelina Snodgrass Godoy},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={87 10},
Globalization of intellectual property (IP) protection for medicines has been advancing during the past decade. Countries are obliged to adapt their legislation as a requirement of their membership to the World Trade Organization or as a condition of being part of international trade agreements. There is a growing recognition that, in low-income countries, stronger IP protection is a barrier to access to medicines. At the same time, the number of low-income countries writing national… CONTINUE READING


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