On Vaccines, Pharmaceutical Markets, and a Role for Competition Law in Protecting (Also) Human Rights

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On Vaccines, Pharmaceutical Markets, and a Role for Competition Law in Protecting (Also) Human Rights

By Giovanni Pitruzzella & Luca Arnaudo (Italian Competition Authority)

Abstract:      Following a sector inquiry issued by the Italian Competition Authority, this article analyzes the main features of the vaccine industry and related markets, both at a national and supranational level. Final considerations are made with respect to the role of antitrust in supporting human rights by enhancing access to essential medicines.

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