The Global Politics of Pharmaceutical Monopoly Power

In The Global Politics of Pharmaceutical Monopoly Power, researcher and global advocate Ellen ’t Hoen explains how new global rules for pharmaceutical patenting impact access to medicines in the developing world. The book gives an account of the current debates on intellectual property, access to medicines, and medical innovation, and provides historical context that explains how the current system emerged.

This book supports major policy changes in the management of pharmaceutical patents and the way medical innovation is financed in order to protect public health and, in particular, promote access to essential medicines for all.

The Open Society Institute provided support to translate this report into Russian.