7 judgments found.

Case of Hristozov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 47039/11 and 358/12
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants were all terminally ill cancer patients (four of them died since the filing of the application). They were unsuccessful in trying to find a cure and tried many conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy. Thereafter they approached a private clinic in Sofia and found out that an anti-cancer experimental product …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Experimental treatment, Health facilities
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Hristozov and Others v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2012
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 47039/11 and 358/12
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants had terminal cancer, and all had either tried forms of conventional medicine (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy) or obtained a medical opinion that these treatments would not work for their illness. They then approached a private client in Sofia where they were told about an experimental anti-cancer product in development by …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Cancer, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Experimental treatment, Informed choice, Non-communicable diseases, Patient choice, Tertiary care
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Case 39/2010

Country: Uruguay
Year: 2010
Court: Tribunal Apelaciones Civil 2ºTº
Citation: Sentencia No. 39/2010
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The appellant suffers from metastatic kidney cancer and was previously being treated with SORAFENIB. This treatment failed, and his treating physicians requested the National Resource Foundation (Fondo Nacional de Recursos, hereinafter FNR) to provide the patient with the drug SUNITINIB. The treating physician cited that this was the only treatment that had the potential to improve …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cancer, Clinical testing, Drug testing
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Roma Drug, et al. v. Glaxo SmithKline, et al.

Country: Philippines
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 149907
Health Topics: Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to property
Facts:

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) raided Roma Drug and five other drug stores at the request of SmithKline Beecham Research Limited (SmithKline), the authorized local distributor for its London-based parent company. In the raid, the NBI and BFAD seized several imported medicines sold by the drug …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Generic drugs, Indigent, Intellectual property, Low income, Manufacturing, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Spurious medicines, TRIPS
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Case 1157/2007-II

Country: Mexico
Year: 2008
Court: District Court of the State of Guerrero
Citation: Juzgado del Distrito de Guerrero [JD] [District Court of Guerrero], J.A.IA. 1157/2007-II (Mex.). (Mini Numa Community v. Secretary of Health, et al.)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

Mini Numa is an indigenous rural community located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, composed of a population of 270 and whose closest medical center is four kilometers/one hour away in Metlatónoc, Guerrero. The regulations for the construction of a medical center in Guerrero required that the community hold at least 2500 to 3000 inhabitants …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Clinical testing, Clinics, Essential medicines, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending
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People of the Philippines v. Estrada and Lanuza

Country: Philippines
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 124461
Health Topics: Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Petitioner sought to appeal an earlier order of the Supreme Court requiring that seized drugs be returned. In that case, the Court had declared a search warrant invalid for failing to meet constitutional requirements, and required the Petitioner to return the drugs seized in a contraband raid. The drugs had been found genuine upon …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Generic drugs, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Spurious medicines
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R v. Parker

Country: Canada
Year: 2000
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: [2000] OJ No. 2787, 135 OAC 1
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Terrance Parker suffered from severe epilepsy since he was a young child. He could substantially reduce the incidence of seizures by smoking marihuana, but he had no legal source of marihuana. Parker was charged with cultivating marihuana under the Narcotic Control Act and with possession of marihuana under the new Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Criminalization, Drug enforcement, Drug safety, Drug use, Epilepsy, Experimental treatment, Harm reduction, Manufacturing, Marijuana, Neurological diseases, Patient choice, People who use drugs
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