Creating R&D Incentives for Medicines for Neglected Diseases: An Economic Analysis of Parallel Imports, Patents, and Alternative Mechanisms to Stimula by Frank Müller-LangerCreating R&D Incentives for Medicines for Neglected Diseases: An Economic Analysis of Parallel Imports, Patents, and Alternative Mechanisms to Stimula by Frank Müller-Langer

Creating R&D Incentives for Medicines for Neglected Diseases: An Economic Analysis of Parallel…

byFrank Müller-Langer

Paperback | July 28, 2009

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Virtually no research is targeted at developing medicines for tropical diseases as the expected market returns from R&D into these diseases in the private pharmaceuticals sector are too low. Frank Müller-Langer addresses the market failure with respect to R&D for medicines for tropical diseases and the lack of short-term access to affordable medicines in poor countries. The author analyzes additional push and pull mechanisms to stimulate R&D for pharmaceutical products alongside patent protection which may help mitigate the problem of those consumers in poor countries who lack access to affordable medicines. Furthermore, he reasons that a global regime of banning parallel trade from low-income countries to high-income countries is desirable from a developing country's perspective.
Dr. Frank Müller-Langer is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law and academic coordinator of the International Max Research School for Competition and Innovation in Munich. He obtained his doctorate in economics from Hamburg University in 2008.
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Title:Creating R&D Incentives for Medicines for Neglected Diseases: An Economic Analysis of Parallel…Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0 inPublished:July 28, 2009Publisher:Gabler VerlagLanguage:English

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The TRIPS Agreement and Access to Patented Medicines; Economic Analysis of Patents ; Patent Protection in the Developing World; Legal und Economic Analysis of Parallel Imports; Solutions for the Problem of Underinvestment in R&D for Medicines for Neglected Infectious and Tropical Diseases