[Ip-health] HIF and PDPs

Aidan Hollis ahollis at ucalgary.ca
Mon Dec 13 09:16:33 PST 2010

Some may be interested in a new paper on "Product-Development Partnerships and the Health Impact Fund"

Abstract:  Product development partnerships (PDPs) have become a central component of the war on neglected diseases. PDPs typically consist of a formal partnership between a not-for-profit organization focused on developing treatments for neglected diseases and one or more for-profit pharmaceutical  companies. This paper explores how the role of such PDPs may be enhanced through the proposed Health Impact Fund (HIF), particularly in terms of  increased sustainability, better controls on price, and enhanced incentives to distribute products developed through PDPs.

The paper is available at
Aidan Hollis
Professor of Economics
University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW Calgary AB T2N 1N4 Canada
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email: ahollis at ucalgary.ca
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Incentives for Global Health

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