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Health Inequalities and Global Justice$
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Patti Tamara Lenard and Christine Straehle

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780748646920

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646920.001.0001

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Rating Efforts to Extend Access on Essential Medicines: Increasing Global Health Impact1

Rating Efforts to Extend Access on Essential Medicines: Increasing Global Health Impact1

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(p.176) Chapter 10 Rating Efforts to Extend Access on Essential Medicines: Increasing Global Health Impact1
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Health Inequalities and Global Justice
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Nicole Hassoun

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646920.003.0011

Global inequality impacts global health. The rich can, but the poor cannot, access many of the existing medicines they need. This paper considers the prospects for rating pharmaceutical companies' efforts to extend access on essential medicines to the poor. It argues that it is possible to design a good rating system – one that rewards highly rated companies for doing things that actually promote global health. It also suggests that practical work on promoting global health can yield interesting philosophical questions and conclusions by highlighting some of the normative choices that are important to address in developing a good rating system.

Keywords:   Global Health, Pharmaceutical Companies, Access to Essential Medicines

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