Incentivizing Access and Innovation for Essential Medicines: A Survey of the Problem and Proposed Solutions

@inproceedings{Ravvin2008IncentivizingAA,
  title={Incentivizing Access and Innovation for Essential Medicines: A Survey of the Problem and Proposed Solutions},
  author={Michael Ravvin},
  year={2008}
}
In this chapter, Michael Ravvin discusses the ways in which the existing intellectual property system discourages the innovation of, and access to, essential medicines for the poor in developing countries. He begins by surveying the features of the existing pharmaceutical patent system that give rise to the problems. He then offers critical analysis of some reform proposals. He argues that some existing mechanisms intended to mitigate the limitations of the current pharmaceutical patent system… CONTINUE READING

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