Implementation of TRIPS Agreement and DR-CAFTA in the National Legislation of Six Countries: Consequences for Access to Medicines. Reducing harm caused by monopoly rights or increasing it?. The cases of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
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Reducing harm caused bymonopoly rights or increasing it?
The cases of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
and Costa Rica (in process)
Main Finding:Not making use of opportunities for interpretationOn the contrary, these national laws contain excessive restrictions for access policy as:
Main Conclusion:Civil Society and Social Movements need to look carefully at these laws and advocate for changes in wording and implementation