ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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World Trade Organization Is Moving Too Slow for Comfort

Any further delay to waive intellectual property rights and ensure adequate vaccines will prove costly.

COVID-19 Vaccines

The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and National Disaster Management Act, 2005 grant the Government of India a great deal of autonomy and control in declaring an infectious disease as a pandemic and in suspending citizen’s rights. Three distinct but related legal issues regarding the government’s handling of intellectual property rights under the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement of the World Trade Organization, consumer rights, and product liability for the COVID-19 vaccines are discussed, as the raging pandemic has created uncertainties in the implementation of these laws.

Interrogating the Hegemony of Biomedicine

Pharmocracy: Value, Politics and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine by Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2017; pp 328 , ₹ 1,095.
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