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Drug industry is not tackling threats to public health, says WHO

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 25 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1256
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    Profit driven drug companies are not developing enough drugs and vaccines to address two major threats to public health—influenza and resistance to antibacterial drugs—that could kill millions of people across the globe, the World Health Organization says in a new report.

    In the report the Geneva based agency calls for urgent action to address these two and 15 other diseases and conditions for which it says treatments do not exist, are inadequate, or are not reaching patients.

    The report, which was commissioned by the …

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