Statistical Trends in Pharmaceutical Research for Poor Countries
AbstractIntroducing patent rights in developing country markets might stimulate greater R and D investment targeting their specific health needs – areas long neglected. This paper examines this argument using statistical data and survey evidence. We identify a set of diseases where 99 per cent of the burden is estimated to fall in lower income countries. Because science gaps and market potential will influence R and D priorities, this group is broke into a subset that already have low-cost and effect treatments, and those that to not.
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R and D; investment; health; statistical data; survey; diseases; burden; lower income countries; science; market potential; low cost; treatments; Pharmaceutical Research; poor countries; innovative; India; R&D; developing drugs; drugs;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-12-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2009-12-11 (Health Economics)
- NEP-INO-2009-12-11 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2009-12-11 (Intellectual Property Rights)
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