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Will WHO Member States Pony Up for Neglected Diseases?

Recognizing that traditional market forces – namely incentives related to intellectual property and a steady demand for products – have failed in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) asked a member state-nominated group to come up with ways to fund R&D and pay for the treatment of neglected diseases in the world’s poorest nations. […]
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New Coalition Takes on Neglected Tropical Diseases

A new coalition for sharing pharma IP takes aim at the increasing burden of neglected tropical diseases in the developing world. According to the World Health Organization, neglected tropical diseases affect more than one billion of the world’s poorest 2.7 billion people. Many of these diseases, which can cause blindness and other debilitating symptoms, have […]
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Industry, Patents and Public Health: Wimps on the Barbie?

The welcome news of a compact between industry and the WHO to fight neglected diseases in the developing world only highlights a much more spotty industry record of engagement on sensitive policy issues like intellectual property rights. One of the industry’s more ambitious policy-driven efforts occurred some five years ago with a strong, well-funded and […]
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