158 judgments found.

Fernández, Encarnación Pilar v. Secretaría de Seguridad Social (ANSES)

Country: Argentina
Year: 1993
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Fallos 316/797
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the National Social Security Agency [Administración Nacional de la Seguridad Social- ANSES]. The plaintiff claimed that her right to life and health was threatened by the Administration, because they didn’t pay her pension in time and therefore she couldn’t access medical …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Aging, Poor, Social security
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Baricalla de Cisilotto, María del Carmen v. Estado Nacional (Ministerio de Salud y Acción Social)

Country: Argentina
Year: 1987
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: C. 201. XXI.
Health Topics: Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiff, the legal representative of her underage son who suffered from cancer, filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the National State, the Ministry of Health and Social Action to condemn them to supply an experimental treatment that was tested in some patients, including the plaintiff’s son.  The experimental drug …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to treatment, Cancer, Clinical trials, Experimental treatment, Informed choice, Patient choice, Right to Health, Right to Life
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Carey v. Population Services International

Country: United States
Year: 1977
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 431 U.S. 678 (1977)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The Respondent, Population Planning Associates (PPA) was a corporation primarily engaged in the mail-order retail sale of nonmedical contraceptive devices. PPA regularly advertised its products in periodicals, and accepted and filled orders by mailing contraceptives to purchasers. The advertisements and order forms did not limit the availability of PPA’s products to persons of any particular …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Advertising, Birth control, Child development, Children, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Minor
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Estelle v. Gamble

Country: United States
Year: 1976
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 429 U.S. 97 (1976)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Respondent, Gamble, an inmate in a state correctional facility, brought suit challenging the actions of the appellants, medical personnel at the facility, claiming they had subjected him to cruel and unusual punishment for inadequate treatment of a back injury suffered while he was undertaking prison work. After sustaining the injury, Gamble was seen by …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Secondary care, Torture
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Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council

Country: United States
Year: 1976
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 425 U.S. 748 (1976)
Health Topics: Health information, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information
Facts:

The Respondents, consumers of prescription drugs and non-profit organizations in Virginia, brought proceedings against the Virginia State Pharmacy Board, alleging that a Virginia statute prohibiting the advertising of prescription drug prices violated the freedom of speech clause of the First Amendment. Section 54-524.35 of the Virginia statute provided that: “a pharmacist licensed in Virginia was …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Advertising, Drug quality, Drug safety, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
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Eisenstadt v. Baird

Country: United States
Year: 1972
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 405 U.S. 438 (1972)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondent was convicted under chapter 272 of the Massachusetts General Laws (Crimes Against Chastity, Morality, Decency and Good Order) (the Act) for exhibiting contraceptive articles while presenting a lecture on contraception to a group of university students, and for providing a contraceptive article to a young woman after the lecture. Section 21 of the …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning
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Griswold v. Connecticut

Country: United States
Year: 1965
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 381 U.S. 479 (1965)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellants, who had opened a birth control clinic, were convicted under the General Statutes of Connecticut of 1958 (the Act) as accessories in crime for providing information and medical advice on contraception and prescribing contraceptives to married individuals. The Act criminalized the use of “any drug, medicinal article or instrument” by any person “for …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning
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Francisco C. De La Rama v. The People’s Court

Country: Philippines
Year: 1946
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. L-982
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioner was an accused seeking bail on the grounds of ill health. In the meantime, he had filed a motion asking for permission to be confined and treated in a hospital while the bail petition was being considered. The People’s Court ordered that the Petitioner be temporarily confined and treated in the Quezon Institute, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Low income, Lung disease, Poor, TB, Testing, Tuberculosis
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