Human Rights and Access to Medicine is a blog for students in HR 364, the Human Rights and Access to Medicine course at Hunter College, CUNY.
Student in the course are studying access to medicine as a human right. Among the questions they are exploring are the following: Do pharmaceutical companies have a moral or legal obligation to make their products available globally, including to the world’s poorest? Do governments like Brazil have a right to facilitate broad access to medicines by making low-cost generic substitutes? What is the role of corporate power, patent protections, global rules on trade, and international human rights standards in all of this?
The purpose of the blog is to give students a forum to discuss the course readings, comment on current human rights developments, and engage in intellectual dialogue with their peers.