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Orphans and Incentives: Developing Technology to Address Emerging Infections

Orphans and Incentives: Developing Technology to Address Emerging Infections (Trade Paperback / Paperback, annotated edition)

By Institute of Medicine
By on Emerging Infections, Forum
Edited by Lederberg, Joshua
Edited by Harrison, Polly F.
By Research Council, National

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Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of prolonged illness, premature mortality and soaring health costs. In the United States in 1995, infectious diseases were the third leading cause of death, right behind heart disease and cancer. Drugs resistance plays an ever increasing... role in this area. This report from a Forum on Emerging Infections Workshop focuses on product areas where market returns may be seen as too small or too complicated by other factors to compete in industrial portfolios with other demands for investment. Vaccines are quintessential examples of such products. The lessons learned fall into four areas: what makes intersectoral collaboration in a reality; the notion of the product life cycle; implications of divergent sectoral mandates and concepts of risk; and the roles of the law and public education. The book includes an annotated inventory of mechanisms for facilitating public/private collaboration and highlights the kinds of incentives that are critical for dealing with infectious diseases.
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ISBN 9780309059411
Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, annotated edition
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ISBN-13 9780309059411
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Released 15 Jan 1999
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, annotated edition
Edition annotated edition
Author(s) By Institute of Medicine
By on Emerging Infections, Forum
Edited by Lederberg, Joshua
Edited by Harrison, Polly F.
By Research Council, National
Category Pharmaceutical Industries
Infectious & Contagious Diseases
Medical Microbiology & Virology
Pharmacology
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 7mm
Dewey Code 616.9
Weight 191g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Communicable diseases, Vaccines, Emerging infectious diseases
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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