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Pharmaceuticals and the Worldwide HIV Epidemic: Can a Stakeholder Model Work?
Roger Bate, Joseph Calfee, Ph.D., AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies Related Publication 04-16, 8-1-04

The global AIDS pandemic has led many activists to call for scrapping the current system of pharmaceutical intellectual property rights and profit-driven innovation. Bates and Calfee argue that shifting the industry to a public interest or "stakeholder" model of drug development would likely undermine essential R&D while doing little to affect the spread of AIDS.


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