WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health

REPORT FROM THE FIELD
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69--71

Legislation an essential tool for ensuring access to medicines policy goals


Michele Forzley1, Jane Robertson2, Anthony Smith2 
1 O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC, USA
2 School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Jane Robertson
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales
Australia

Effective national legislation is critical to support the activities of a Medicines Regulatory Authority. However, the law is an under-recognized mechanism for managing issues in the implementation of access to medicines and other medicines policy goals. Regulations are a more flexible tool, have legal effect and the advantage that they can be created or changed without the need to go to the Parliament. Closer collaboration between the health and legal sectors is important as is political commitment for enforcement of the law. Some regional case studies illustrate the opportunities to use the law as an effective tool to implement medicine policies and to meet access to medicine challenges.


How to cite this article:
Forzley M, Robertson J, Smith A. Legislation an essential tool for ensuring access to medicines policy goals.WHO South-East Asia J Public Health 2013;2:69-71


How to cite this URL:
Forzley M, Robertson J, Smith A. Legislation an essential tool for ensuring access to medicines policy goals. WHO South-East Asia J Public Health [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];2:69-71
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