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- DescriptionBrazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immudeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). How and why Brazil succeeded in overcoming powerful political and ecomic interests, both at home and abroad, to roll-out and sustain treatment represents an intellectual puzzle. In this book, Matthew Flynn traces the numerous challenges Brazil faced in its efforts to provide essential medicines to all of its citizens. Using dependency theory, state theory, and moral underpinnings of markets, Flynn delves deeper into the salient factors contributing to Brazil's successes and weaknesses, including control over techlogy, creation of political alliances, and instrumental use of rmative frameworks and effectively explains the ability of countries to fulfill the prescription drug needs of its population versus the interests and operations of the global pharmaceutical industry Pharmaceutical Automy and Public Health in Latin America is one of the only books to provide an in-depth account of the challenges that a developing country, like Brazil, faces to fulfill public health objectives amidst increasing global ecomic integration and new international trade agreements. Scholars interested in public health issues, HIV/AIDS, and human rights, but also to social scientists interested in Latin America and international political ecomy will find this an original and thought provoking read.
- Author BiographyMatthew B. Flynn is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. His research focuses on the political economy of pharmaceuticals in contemporary society.
- Author(s)Matthew B. Flynn
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication05/01/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in Latin American Politics
- Series Part/Volume Number11
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note7 black & white tables, 6 black & white line drawings
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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