The right to (long) life
Efforts by governments around the world to improve the health of their populations can only be a good thing. But the ramifications for some companies could be significant, writes Carolyn Boyle
The right to life – and by extension to a long and healthy life – is enshrined in constitutions the world over and is currently topping the agendas in a number of jurisdictions. Governments have launched new public health initiatives in a bid to keep their populations in the pink and companies whose products or practices have adverse health implications are feeling the full weight of the law. Meanwhile, new health scares have sparked hopes of a cash bonanza in one jurisdiction and accusations of scaremongering in another.
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