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Rapid response to:


Appeal launched to step up research and development for neglected diseases

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1409

Rapid Response:

I hope for a change too!

Bernard Pecoul and Medicines Sans Frontiers opened my eyes in 1999
with their great article in JAMA: Access to essential drugs in poor
countries: a lost battle? writing about the lack of research in tropical
diseases because of the lack of bussiness for the pharmaceuticals.
So I also want to applaud the efforts of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases
Initiative to change the global research agenda because although I have no
idea on how to do it I want to let you all know that I hope for a change

Pablo Rojo
Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

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19 June 2005
Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain