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Drug firms neglect research into diseases affecting the poor

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:0111407c
  1. Lynn Eaton1
  1. 1London

Drugs companies are failing to develop new drugs for diseases that predominantly affect poor people because they are not profitable enough, says a report from the international medical aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières.

“Drugs are not developed according to public health need, …

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