Using competition law to promote access to health technologies

16 May 2014
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A guidebook for low-and-middle income countries


This resource provides practical guidance on using competition law and policy in LMIC settings to increase access to affordable health technologies. The guidebook provides a number of model interpretations of key aspects of competition law, and uses country case studies to examine the successes and challenges experienced in using competition law and policy.

This guidebook is intended for use by government authorities in LMICs who may have an interest in promoting access to health technologies through the effective use of competition law—including competition authorities, procurement and health authorities, judges and members of legislatures.  It is also intended as a resource for civil society to inform their advocacy, policy and programmes work on treatment access and consumer/patient rights, including addressing anti-competitive activities that may affect consumer/patient welfare.

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