International pricing and distribution of therapeutic pharmaceuticals – An ethical minefield

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dc.contributor.author Buckley, Joan
dc.contributor.author Ó Tuama, Séamus
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-31T14:43:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-31T14:43:51Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04
dc.identifier.citation Buckley, J., Ó Tuama, S., 2005. International pricing and distribution of therapeutic pharmaceuticals – An ethical minefield. Business Ethics: A European Review, 14(2), 127-141. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2005.00397.x en
dc.identifier.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 127 en
dc.identifier.endpage 141 en
dc.identifier.issn 0962-8770
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/20
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2005.00397.x
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to identify and consider ethical issues relating to the international pricing of pharmaceuticals, drawing especially on liberal rights theories. It suggests why and how some of these issues might be resolved. It examines and critiques arguments presented by major pharmaceutical manufacturers. It addresses a range of ancillary issues like current pricing policies, R&D, intellectual property rights, rights to profits, the public good and regulation. It proposes a potential model for moving forward on the pricing of pharmaceuticals, with a view to increasing access to essential drugs. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing en
dc.relation.uri http://www.blackwell-synergy.com
dc.rights Journal compilation © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com en
dc.subject Business ethics en
dc.subject Pharmaceutical en
dc.subject.lcsh Pharmaceutical industry -- Moral and ethical aspects en
dc.title International pricing and distribution of therapeutic pharmaceuticals – An ethical minefield en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Dr. Joan Buckley, Department of Management and Marketing, UCC. Email: jb@ucc.ie Tel +353 21 490 2928 en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Dr. Séamus Ó Tuama, Department of Government, UCC. Email: sotuama@ucc.ie Tel +353 21 490 3238 en
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dc.description.version Submitted Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Business Ethics: A European Review en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress jb@ucc.ie en


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