20 judgments found.

Logan v. Hong

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Citation: 2013 BCCA 249
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health information, Medicines
Facts:

The plaintiff qualified for a class action suit and sought to gather members to the class. The class action was filed for physical harm suffered by patients who were injected with a cosmetic facial filler called Dermalive manufactured by Dermatech, Intradermal Distribution Inc., and Vivier Pharma Inc. The plaintiff proposed to directly notify class members …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug enforcement, Drug quality, Drug safety, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health records, Manufacturing, Medical records, Pharmaceuticals
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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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Patricia Asero Ochieng, et al. v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2012
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition 409 of 2009
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners were citizens of Kenya living with HIV. They claimed that provisions of the Anti-Counterfeiting Act, 2008 (the Act) severely restricted access to affordable, essential medicines, including generic medicines for HIV-related diseases, in violation of their fundamental rights to life, dignity and health protected under articles 26(1), 28 and 43 of the Constitution of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Children, Drug quality, Drug safety, Essential medicines, Generic drugs, HIV, HIV positive, Intellectual property, Manufacturing, Minor, Patents, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Poor, Pricing, Spurious medicines, Transmission, Underprivileged
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Case 12/PUU-VIII/2010

Country: Indonesia
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to housing
Facts:

The Plaintiffs were nurses and heads of rural health centers in the East Kalimantan Province of Indonesia. They challenged two provisions of Law No. 36 of 2009 Concerning Health. These were Article 108(1), which allowed only certain “health workers” to prescribe and distribute medicines, and Article 190(1), which made it an offence for workers in …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Alternative medicine, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health regulation, Pharmaceuticals, Primary care, Traditional medicine
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Pliva v. Mensing

Country: United States
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 131 S.Ct. 2567 (2011)
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Facts:

Metoclopramide is a drug commonly used to treat digestive tract problems such as diabetic gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disorder. In 1980, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved metoclopramide tablets under the brand name Reglan. Generic manufacturers also began producing metoclopramide five years later. Over its usage history, evidence accumulated that long-term metoclopramide use …Read more

Tags: Disclosure, Drug quality, Drug safety, Generic drugs, Health regulation, Labeling, Non-disclosure
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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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Hin Lin Yee and Another v. Hksar

Country: China
Year: 2010
Court: Court of Final Appeal of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Citation: FACC No. 7 of 2009
Health Topics: Medical malpractice, Medicines
Facts:

The First Appellant was a medical practitioner who, on four separate occasions, prescribed medicine that was unfit for human use as it had been contaminated with isopropyl alcohol. The Second Appellant (the First Appellant’s assistant) had, on one of those occasions, finalized the prescription of the medicine and transferred it to the patient for payment. …Read more

Tags: Drug quality, Drug safety, Duty of care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Standard of care
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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 16/2008

Country: Uruguay
Year: 2008
Court: Tribunal de Apelaciones [Court of Appeals]
Citation: Decision No. 16/2008
Health Topics: Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The claimant brought an amparo action against Resolution 266/007, which awarded a contract for “Provision of Antiretroviral Medications” to a bidder offering 80% generic products, arguing that the Resolution violated the claimant’s right to health. The lower court rejected the protection action, and the claimant appealed the decision, submitting copious amounts of documents and evidence …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Drug quality, Drug safety, Generic drugs, Pharmaceuticals
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