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Local Maladies, Global Remedies

Reclaiming the Right to Health in Latin America

9781800376533 Edward Elgar Publishing
Everaldo Lamprea-Montealegre, Professor of Law, Law School, National University of Colombia
Publication Date: June 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 653 3 Extent: c 224 pp
This forward-looking book provides an in-depth analysis of the major transformations of the right to health in Latin America over the past decades, marked by the turn towards the pharmaceuticalisation of health care. Everaldo Lamprea-Montealegre investigates how health-based litigation has deepened inequalities in the global south, exploring the practices of key actors that are reclaiming the right to health in the region.

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This forward-looking book provides an in-depth analysis of the major transformations of the right to health in Latin America over the past decades, marked by the turn towards the pharmaceuticalisation of health care. Everaldo Lamprea-Montealegre investigates how health-based litigation has deepened inequalities in the global south, exploring the practices of key actors that are reclaiming the right to health in the region.

Taking a deep dive into the health care systems of Brazil and Colombia, Local Maladies, Global Remedies illustrates how transnational pharmaceutical companies are influencing the litigation of health rights, from moulding doctors’ preferences for branded drugs to controlling the availability of cheaper generics and bio-similars. The book deploys a wide range of theoretical perspectives and insights from socio-legal literature to map out the practices of stakeholders that are reclaiming the right to health in Latin America. Its concluding remarks propose a set of remedies to help alleviate the challenges faced by global south countries when trying to guarantee their population’s right to health, ultimately calling for a major shift of decision-making responsibilities from a local to a global level.

The wide-ranging, interdisciplinary scope of this cutting-edge book will benefit scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students operating at the intersections between socio-legal studies, sociology, health anthropology, public health, globalisation, and human rights.
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