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Health impact fund: better incentives for better medicines: Why and how

The current system for development of medicines gives unfortunate incentives, and in many cases do not make the most needed medicines available – particularly for poor people. This is due to the incentives that promote marketing of drugs to sell as much drugs as possible for as high price as feasible – independent of the health impacts the drugs have. However, it does not need need to be so.

The Health impact fund is an alternative strategy which gives better incentives for better medicine development. Read more about it here or listen to a TED-talk presentation by Thomas Pogge, one of the founders behind the idea:

Here is a description in Norwegian: Health impact fund – Bedre insentiver gir bedre medisiner

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