Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'international health policy perspectives'

Pres. Obama's Choices for New Bioethics Commission

4/8/10- A White House press release announced that (1) President Obama released the names of 10 individuals whom he intends to appoint to the recently created Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. The President previously named the chair...

Public health and IP policy: Amicus briefs in the Bilski case

Questions presented in the recently argued Supreme Court case, Bilski v. Kappos (1), inspired the filing of a large number of Amicus Briefs and in many of them, strong concerns were expressed as to the kinds of potential impacts this...

2008 UN Report on Global AIDS epidemic

The UNAIDS report clearly shows that stronger measures are needed to turn the epidemic around and that ‘knowing your local epidemic’ remains critical to an effective response.(1) The 2008 Report on global AIDS epidemic is a report from the...

Update your CDER bearings

For more information on clinical investigators, protection of human subjects, and regulatory and compliance programs, a recent CDER news item sugggests CDER's "Information for Clinical Investigators" webpage. This webpage provides guidance for conducting clinical trials with investigational drugs and information...

Do we want more cancer patients on clinical trials?

June 3, 2008 Andrew J.Vickers of MSKCC (1) shares his personal perspective from his experience working in a major cancer center in the USA (although other authors have drawn similar conclusions) [It] is for the reader to judge the degree...

Good summer reading:Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and IP by WHA/CIPIH

June 6 2008, IP Watch reported (1) the publication on line of, "Global strategy on public health, innovation and intellectual property" (WHA61.21 May 24, 2008 61st World Health Assembly).(2) The document has been called the most important document since the...

Prescription Drug charges impact efficiency and equity: a collection of international perspectives

A recent UK review article entitled, "What impact do prescription drug charges have on efficiency and equity? Evidence from high-income countries" (1) reviews the literature (173 articles from 15 countries) on user charges for prescription charges in high-income countries with...

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