158 judgments found.

Haas v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 2011
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2011] ECHR 2422
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The applicant suffered from a serious bipolar disorder and wished to commit suicide and requested a lethal dose of sodium pentobarbital, which is available only on prescription, from several psychiatrists but was unsuccessful. The applicant then contacted various official bodies seeking permission to obtain the substance from a pharmacy without a prescription. The Federal Office …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Assisted suicide, Bipolar, Harm reduction, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Metal competence, Pharmaceuticals, Suicide
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Municipality of Caxias do Sul v. Vinícius Carpeggiani

Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: Municipality of Caxias do Sul v. Vinícius Carpeggiani, AI 797349/RS, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Municipality of Caxias do Sul filed an extraordinary appeal against the decision of the lower court, which had found that the federal, state and municipal governments possessed joint liability to provide medications free of charge, for the treatment of serious disease, to those deemed to be financially needy, in order to abide by the …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Depression, Paranoia
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A, B and C v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 2010
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: A, B, and C v. Ir., App. No. 25579/05, Eur. Ct. H.R. 2032 (2010).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Three applicants, two Irish nationals and one Lithuanian national, travelled to the United Kingdom in 2005 to have an abortion, each applicant believing they were not entitled to an abortion in Ireland. The first applicant decided to have an abortion to avoid jeopardizing her chances of reuniting her four previous children who were in foster …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Awareness, Cancer, Criminalization, Degrading treatment, Depression, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Noncommunicable diseases, Pregnancy, Suicide, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Case 108-2010-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2010
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A constitutional amparo (writ of injunctive relief) petition was brought the petitioner on behalf of his minor daughter against the Department Director of the Sexually Transmitted Infections/A.I.D.S. (“STI/AIDS”) Program, alleging violations of his daughter’s rights to life, to health, to “legal certainty,” and to petition, as guaranteed by the Bolivian Constitution. The petitioner’s daughter lived …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Children, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, HIV, HIV positive, Indigent, Low income, Minor, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Subsidies
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Case 2009-12-03

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, G.Z. was diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease at the age of three. Gaucher’s disease was a rare disease which can only be successfully treated with the drug Cerezyme. If the disease was not treated, it could result in early death. G.Z’s parents claimed 100% reimbursement of the purchase costs of Cerezyme on G.Z’s behalf. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Children, Disabled, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Case 2605-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 2605-2009, January 5, 2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a constitutional protection (amparo) action before the Constitutional Court filed by the Public Defender of Human Rights, acting on behalf of Luisa Fernanda Morales Tumax, against the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Institute of Social Security. The patient, a minor, received a kidney transplant in 2000, when she …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Children, Clinics, Health insurance, Health regulation, Kidney disease, Minor, Pediatric health, Public hospitals, Social security
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Case 28

Country: Albania
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court of the Republic of Albania [Gjykata Kushtetuese e Republikës së Shqipërisë]
Citation: Decision No. 28, dated May 5, 2010.
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Health Insurance Institute of Albania partially reimbursed the citizens of Albania for purchase of specific drugs that are included in the annually-published list. This list and the extent of the price coverage for the covered drugs was approved by a decision of the Albanian Council of Ministers (CoM). The Pharmaceuticals Distributors Association of Albania …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Health regulation, Pricing, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case 335-92 and 359-92

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional, accumulated Case Nos. 335-92 and 359-92, May 12, 1993
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case was an unconstitutionality action brought by the Guatemalan Association of Pharmacists and Chemists et al. challenging the Liberalization of Importation of Medicines Act. The claimants argued that the Act’s elimination of requirements for imported medicines such as expiration dates, instructions in Spanish, and required government testing violated constitutional competition provisions, intellectual property and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Addiction, Drug quality, Drug safety, Generic drugs, Health regulation, Intellectual property, Labeling, Manufacturing, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing
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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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Case A42561808

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Facts:

G.Z., the applicant, was diagnosed with type 1 Gaucher’s disease. The only treatment is a medication, Imiglucerase, which was not in the list of the State Reimbursed Medicines but is on the European Medicines Agency list of registered medicines. G.Z. brought a claim to fully compensate the purchase costs (LVL 81,900) of the medication against …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement
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