Bird Flu Fears: Is There a Better Way to Develop Drugs?

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Dean Baker;
(2005)
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: education | health care economics and organizations

Government-granted patent monopolies have limited the ability to produce and stockpile large quantities of the drugs deemed most effective in treating the Avian Flu. This report examines alternative mechanisms for financing the development of pharmaceutical products.
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