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Are Drug Companies Living Up to Their Human Rights Responsibilities? Three Viewpoints
In September 2010, the PLOS Medicine Debate asked whether drug companies are living up to their human rights responsibilities. Sofia Gruskin and Zyde Raadfrom the Harvard School of Public Health say more assessment is needed of such responsibilities; Geralyn Ritter, Vice President of Global Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Merck & Co. argues that multiple stakeholders could do more to help States deliver the right to health; and Paul Hunt and Rajat Khosla introduce Mr. Hunt's work as the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health (2002-2008), regarding the human rights responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies and access to medicines.