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Drug Resistance, Patents and Justice: Who Owns the Effectiveness of Antibiotics?

Wilson, JGS; Drug Resistance, Patents and Justice: Who Owns the Effectiveness of Antibiotics? In: Coggon, J, (ed.) Global Health, Global Goods, and International Community. Bloomsbury Academic (In press).

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Abstract

This chapter examines how we should think about intellectual property in antibiotics, given the fact of drug resistance. I argue that even if we grant a company a patent on the manufacture of antibiotics, the resource of antibiotic effectiveness which is depleted when we use those drugs remains the common property of humanity. This fact has important implications for how antibiotics may legitimately be used, and who should profit from them.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Drug Resistance, Patents and Justice: Who Owns the Effectiveness of Antibiotics?
Publisher version: http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/
Language: English
Keywords: antibiotic resistance, tragedy of the commons, drug resistance, patents, equity
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1332527
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