There is no single, simple solution to the problem of increasing access to medicines to those who need them.  Many organizations and individuals have proposed practical strategies for change.  AMSA advocates for education, policy change, and direct action as strategies for promoting awareness about and increasing access to medicines across the world.

Many organizations have proposed practical strategies for increasing access to medicines:


Comprehensive strategies


Budget Ceilings


Parallel Importation

  • SGAC on Parallel Importing (importation of patented products without the approval of the patent-holder)


Role of the US in Trade Agreements


Leveraging Pharmaceutical Companies


Role of Universities

  • Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) - Proposals
    • Open licensing
    • US Congressional policy change
    • Promoting neglected disease research, and
    • Access metrics