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Legal Remedies: Therapeutic Markets and the Judicialization of the Right to Health

João Biehl and Adriana Petryna

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In 1996, Brazil became the first developing country to adopt an official policy granting free access to antiretroviral drugs through its broad-reaching but ailing public health care system (SUS). In ... More


Informal Payments to Doctors: Corruption or Social Protest?

Rasma Karklins

in Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724262
eISBN:
9780814724255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Informal payments to health care providers remain a common practice in former communist countries. Such payments are defined as the under-the-table remuneration of medical personnel in publicly ... More


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