Expert Delphi survey on research and development into drugs for neglected diseases

  title={Expert Delphi survey on research and development into drugs for neglected diseases},
  author={Angela Fehr and Petra A. Th{\"u}rmann and O. Razum},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
BACKGROUND Tropical infectious diseases are called neglected, because they are, inter alia, characterized by an R&D deficit. A similar deficit exists for rare (orphan) diseases which neither promise a sufficient return on R&D investment. To encourage the development of treatments for rare diseases, orphan drug acts were created which contain financial and non-financial incentives for the pharmaceutical industry. Similar instruments aimed exclusively at neglected diseases do not yet exist… CONTINUE READING
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