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História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos

Print version ISSN 0104-5970On-line version ISSN 1678-4758

Abstract

BIEHL, João  and  PETRYNA, Adriana. Legal remedies: therapeutic markets and the judicialization of the right to health. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.1, pp.173-192. ISSN 0104-5970.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702016000100011.

This study draw on the struggle of parents of children with mucopolysacchar idosis to access expensive drugs in the name of universal right to health. The work explores how, in Brazil, right-to-health litigation became an alternative pathway to access health care and shows that several public and private stakeholders dispute the judicialization of health. Biotechnology is, therefore, understood to remake human and social worlds as it opens up new spaces of ethical problematization, desire, and political belonging.

Keywords : pharmaceuticalization of health; judicialization of health; biotechnology; Brazil.

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