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International Law, Public Health, and the Meanings of Pharmaceuticalization

Cloatre, Emilie, Pickersgill, Martyn (2014) International Law, Public Health, and the Meanings of Pharmaceuticalization. New Genetics and Society, 33 (4). pp. 434-449. (doi:10.1080/14636778.2014.951994) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Recent social science scholarship has employed the term “pharmaceuticalization” in analyses of the production, circulation and use of drugs. In this paper, we seek to open up further discussion of the scope, limits and potential of this as an analytical device through consideration of the role of law and legal processes in directing pharmaceutical flows. To do so, we synthesize a range of empirical and conceptual work concerned with the relationships between access to medicines and intellectual property law. This paper suggests that alongside documenting the expansion or reduction in demand for particular drugs, analysts of pharmaceuticalization attend to the ways in which socio-legal developments change (or not) the identities of drugs, and the means through which they circulate and come to be used by states and citizens. Such scholarship has the potential to more precisely locate the biopolitical processes that shape international agendas and targets, form markets, and produce health.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14636778.2014.951994
Uncontrolled keywords: access to medicines, drugs, patents, pharmaceuticalization, TRIPS
Subjects: K Law
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48141 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cloatre, Emilie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1773-7645
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