Antibiotic geographies and access to medicines: Tracing the role of India’s pharmaceutical industry in global trade

  18 October 2022

Access to medicines has become a major concern for countries worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, as pharmaceutical production and trade have been disrupted in the course of the crisis. Antibiotics are one group of medicines where worries about access have been raised. Access to the right antibiotic at the right time is important not only for curing infections of individual patients, but also for curbing antibiotic resistance globally. Reliable pharmaceutical supply is key to ensuring access to medicines. The global supply of generic medicines has over the last decades been transformed by the rise of India’s pharmaceutical industry.

Author(s): Lise Bjerke
Clean Environment   Effective Surveillance  


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