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Curious2018 pp 69-74 | Cite as

In the Face of Global Health Challenges—Let’s Redefine Innovation

  • Subhanu SaxenaEmail author
  • Ian B. Wilcox
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Abstract

Innovation in the pharmaceutical industry yields immense social good when it aims to address fundamental global health challenges. However, millions worldwide lack access to these innovations and continue to die from preventable and treatable diseases. Without universal patient access, the value of innovative products is diminished because their ability to generate positive health outcomes is restricted. In conjunction with product innovation, a parallel track of innovation in access is needed. Steps are proposed for adopting a more access-oriented approach to innovation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Melinda and Bill Gates FoundationSeattleUSA
  2. 2.New Rhein Healthcare Investors, LLC, Two Logan SquarePhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Adjunct Faculty, Mailman School of Public HealthColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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