The Price of a Cure? How Big Pharma Can Help Poverty-stricken Populations

The Price of a Cure? How Big Pharma Can Help Poverty-stricken Populations author Webmaster1 On: 06/17/2010 Views: 11

 

 

How much is a cure for an illness that afflicts the poor really worth? That question is the cornerstone of a plan by Thomas Pogge, a Yale University professor of philosophy and international affairs, to address disconnects in pharmaceutical innovation that leave millions in the developing world suffering from neglected diseases. In a recent presentation at Wharton, Pogge explained how his Health Impact Fund would employ the true value of a cure to encourage drug makers to come up with medicines that would help poverty-stricken populations around the world.

 

 



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