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The Role of Public Sector Agencies in Contraceptive Research and Development

  • G. Benagiano
  • G. Perkin
  • M. Potts
Conference paper

Abstract

Until recently, contraceptive product development, the translation of a research finding into a final product, was successfully carried out by profit-making, commercial pharmaceutical companies. Interaction between commercial companies, scientists, and drug-regulatory agencies has defined the steps necessary for development of a safe, acceptable, and economically feasible product. Expected financial returns from sales of the final product have driven the development process.

Keywords

Contraceptive Method Family Planning Program Donor Agency Population Council Consumer Advocate 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Benagiano
    • 1
  • G. Perkin
    • 2
  • M. Potts
    • 3
  1. 1.First Institute of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity la SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Programme for the Introduction and Adaptation of Contraceptive TechnologySeattleUSA
  3. 3.Family Health InternationalResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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