Thursday, September 29, 2022

OMI technical report cover

The social contract and human rights bases for promoting access to effective, novel, high-priced medicines is a new technical report by the Oslo Medicines Initiative (OMI), a collaboration between the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Norwegian Medicines Agency.

The report was co-authored by Faculty of Law Professor Trudo Lemmens, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy; graduate student Kanksha Mahadevia Ghimire (SJD); Katrina Perehudoff, an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of their Law Centre for Health & Life; and Dr. Nav Persaud, Canada Research Chair in Health Justice and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at U of T's Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

Professor Lemmens, and Persaud are members of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability, and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector, established in 2015 at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

The report authors gratefully acknowledge additional funding from two University of Toronto Connaught Global Challenge Awards: "COVID-19 Pandemic and the Right to Health" and "Advancing Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability Mechanisms to Tackle Corruption in the Pharmaceutical System".

Learn more about the Oslo Medicines Initiative (OMI)

Visit the OMI website for all reports