10 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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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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Case 169/2011

Country: Uruguay
Year: 2011
Court: Tribunal Apelaciones Civil 4ºTº (Civil Appeals Court, 4th District)
Citation: Rodriguez, Allison v. Executive Power and others – writ of amparo and appeal against refusal of leave to appeal Case No: 2-13.991/2011
Health Topics: Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

A previous judgment compelled the Ministry of Public health to deliver the drug “Cetuximab” to the plaintiff within three working days until the Ministry of Public Health decided whether or not to include the drug “Cetuximab” on the Therapeutic Drug Form (FTM). The judgement was appealed and appellants argued that the conditions required to proceed …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Drug testing
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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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X v. Kutaisi City 2nd Police Department

Country: Georgia
Year: 2010
Court: Kutaisi Appellate Court
Citation: Case no. # 4/ა- 182-2010
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Medicines
Facts:

This case was an appeal regarding the perpetration of an administrative misdemeanor. On August 14, 2010, the Chief of the Kutaisi City 2nd Police Department sent a report on administrative misdemeanor against X to the Kutaisi City Court. A drug test showed that X had consumed marijuana. As a result, an administrative fine of 500 …Read more

Tags: Drug abuse, Drug enforcement, Drug testing, Drug use, Marijuana, People who use drugs, Substance abuse
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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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People’s Procuratorate of Taizhou City, Jiangsu Province v. Wang Guiping [江苏省泰州市人民检察院诉王桂平]

Country: China
Year: 2008
Court: High People's Court of Jiangsu Province
Health Topics: Medicines, Public safety
Facts:

The defendant appealed a decision from the Intermediate People’s Court of Taizhou City, Jiangsu Province (the “Intermediate Court”) finding him guilty of: (1) endangering public security by dangerous means; (2) selling counterfeit or fake products; and (3) falsely declaring registered capital. In 2005, the defendant used a counterfeited business license to develop a relationship with …Read more

Tags: Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Manufacturing, Safety regulation, Spurious medicines
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Walsh v. Pharmaceutical Management Agency

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: [2008] NZHC 441; [2010] NZAR 101
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to participation
Facts:

Herceptin was a drug used to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer called Her2, and it cost roughly $68000 to $70000 for a 12 month course.  The first defendant, the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (Pharmac), was responsible for determining which pharmaceutical treatments would wholly or partially be subsidised by District Health Boards (DHBs). From 2001, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Clinical trials, Drug testing, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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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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Vincent Panikurlangara v. Union of India and Ors

Country: India
Year: 1987
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 1987 AIR 990; 1987 SCR (2) 468; 1987 SCC (2) 165; JT 1987 (1) 610; 1987 SCALE (1) 490
Health Topics: Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, Vincent Panikurlangara, filed this public interest litigation in the Supreme Court. He sought directions for implementation of an adequate, central policy and establishment of a central drug standards authority, with suitable enforcement powers to ban “harmful and injurious drugs.” Sections 10-A and 26-Aof the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (the Act) conferred on …Read more

Tags: Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing
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