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Medication Patents

The Economics of Cancer: Learning From India About Innovation

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Kavanagh

But what if you want to incentivize investment in bold new drugs instead of me-too drugs? What if you want to encourage research into new areas that tangibly improve people's health? Then maybe, like India, you would only grant patents when that higher standard is met.

When Medical Patents Weaken Health Care

Tahir Amin and Priti Radhakrishnan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tahir Amin and Priti Radhakrishnan

As the health care debate limps forward, it's time to consider a related but entirely overlooked topic: the availability of medicines. One major step forward is to stop approving frivolous drug patent applications.