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'Linkage' pharmaceutical evergreening in Canada and Australia

Lexchin, Joel; Faunce, Thomas

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'Evergreening' is not a formal concept of patent law. It is best understood as a social idea used to refer to the myriad ways in which pharmaceutical patent owners utilise the law and related regulatory processes to extend their high rent-earning intellectual monopoly privileges, particularly over highly profitable (either in total sales volume or price per unit) 'blockbuster' drugs. Thus, while the courts are an instrument frequently used by pharmaceutical brand name manufacturers to prolong...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-06-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10440/18
Source: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy
DOI: 10.1186/1743-8462-4-8

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