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The hope for neglected diseases: R&D incentives

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  • Brigitte Granville
  • Eshref Trushin

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Neglected diseases are neglected because they cannot generate enough return on R&D to pharmaceutical firms. This paper analyzes and compares existing proposals for public intervention in R&D for neglected diseases. Incentives for neglected diseases are comprehensively evaluated based on seventeen selected criteria grouped into four categories: efficiency, feasibility, fairness, and sustainability. Our conclusion is that public-private partnerships coordinated through a centralized service platform have the highest potential to satisfy the criteria for the successful development..

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Paper provided by Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research in its series Working Papers with number 35.

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Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cgs:wpaper:35

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Keywords: neglected diseases; incentives; pharmaceutical R&D; policy analysis;

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