Arming Our Enemies: How Parallel Imports Could Increase Antimicrobial Resistance
23 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2007
In response to the high prices of pharmaceuticals, both in the developed world and the developing world, politicians, advocacy groups, and consumers have rallied around parallel imports as a way of reducing the prices of cutting-edge medicines. However, these policies, price reductions, and the concurrent rise in consumption inherent thereto may present a new problem for the class of pharmaceuticals most needed to prevent morbidity and mortality: antimicrobials.
Keywords: Parallel, Imports, antibiotics
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