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Why healthcare has become a legal matter in Brazil

Why healthcare has become a legal matter in Brazil

Brazil’s 1988 Constitution was lauded for meeting progressive goals, awarding several social rights to minorities. However, in a country with major efficiency problems, it has proved impossible to fully meet these targets. That is particularly the case with public healthcare in Brazil. Although the country approved a law in 1999 to introduce generic drugs into the market, several high-cost medications are still inaccessible to many people. And that’s when the judicial system comes into the equation.

Every year, thousands of citizens...

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