Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts

Creating R&D Incentives for Medicines for Neglected Diseases

An Economic Analysis of Parallel Imports, Patents, and Alternative Mechanisms to Stimulate Pharmaceutical Research

Authors: Müller-Langer, Frank

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Virtually no research is targeted at developing medicines for tropical diseases as the expected market returns from R&D into these diseases in the private pharmaceuticals sector are too low. Frank Müller-Langer addresses the market failure with respect to R&D for medicines for tropical diseases and the lack of short-term access to affordable medicines in poor countries. The author analyzes additional push and pull mechanisms to stimulate R&D for pharmaceutical products alongside patent protection which may help mitigate the problem of those consumers in poor countries who lack access to affordable medicines. Furthermore, he reasons that a global regime of banning parallel trade from low-income countries to high-income countries is desirable from a developing country’s perspective.

About the authors

Dr. Frank Müller-Langer is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law and academic coordinator of the International Max Research School for Competition and Innovation in Munich. He obtained his doctorate in economics from Hamburg University in 2008.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Müller-Langer, Frank

    Pages 1-6

  • The TRIPS Agreement and Access to Patented Medicines

    Müller-Langer, Frank

    Pages 7-27

  • Economic Analysis of Patents

    Müller-Langer, Frank

    Pages 28-97

  • Patent Protection in the Developing World: Theory and Evidence

    Müller-Langer, Frank

    Pages 98-139

  • Legal and Economic Analysis of Parallel Imports

    Müller-Langer, Frank

    Pages 140-199

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-8349-1730-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating R&D Incentives for Medicines for Neglected Diseases
Book Subtitle
An Economic Analysis of Parallel Imports, Patents, and Alternative Mechanisms to Stimulate Pharmaceutical Research
Authors
Series Title
Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8349-8323-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8349-8323-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8349-1730-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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