Effects of the monopolistic patenting of medicine in Italy since 1978
Author: Challu, Pablo M.
Source: International Journal of Technology Management, Volume 10, Numbers 2-3, May 1995 , pp. 237-251(15)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:The paper discusses the effects that the patenting of medicine in Italy has had since the current legislation was passed in 1978. Comments focus on four areas: the influence of patents on prices; the attitude of the national laboratories and the consequences for national production; the effect of monopolistic patents on the capacity for innovation and the influence of patents on Italy's balance of trade in pharmaceuticals.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: CILFA, Esmeralda 130,50 p, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Publication date: May 1, 1995