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How to Make the Research Agenda in the Health Sciences Less Distorted

De Winter, Jan (2012) How to Make the Research Agenda in the Health Sciences Less Distorted. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 27 (1). pp. 75-93. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

A well-known problem in the health sciences is the distorted research agenda: the agenda features too little research that is tailored to the health problems of the poor, and it features too little research that supports the development of other solutions to health problems than medicines (e.g., change of lifestyle). This article analyzes these two sub-problems in more detail, and assesses several strategies to deal with them, resulting in some specific recommendations that indicate what governments should do to make the research agenda in the health sciences less distorted.


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De Winter, Janjan.dewinter@ugent.be
Additional Information: ISSN:0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: distorted research agenda; neglected diseases; health sciences; medical sciences; biomedical research; pharmaceuticals; patents; intellectual property
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Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 23:17
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 23:17
Item ID: 10260
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.1300
Date: January 2012
Page Range: pp. 75-93
Volume: 27
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10260

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