Mind the Medicine Gap
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  • Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100
  • Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:21:52 +0100
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  • Vanessa lives in London. She has cancer. Lemlem lives in rural Ethiopia. She has typhoid. Most people would agree that both women should have similar access to the medicines they need. But why is this harder for Lemlem? And why are fewer drugs developed for common diseases in Lemlem's part of the world? Is it that the pharmaceutical companies are driven only by a profit motive? Is it because of failing infrastructure in developing countries? Or are there more subtle answers? In this feature Keren Bright of The Open University investigates the idea that the patent system is too blunt an instrument to serve the interests of both pharmaceutical companies and the poor like Lemlem. There are smart solutions though; ways for everybody to win. Big questions. Fascinating answers.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/mind-the-medicine-gap" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts<br />First published on Fri, 17 Sep 2010 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/mind-the-medicine-gap">Mind the Medicine Gap</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website.
  • Vanessa lives in London. She has cancer. Lemlem lives in rural Ethiopia. She has typhoid. Most people would agree that both women should have similar access to the medicines they need. But why is this harder for Lemlem? And why are fewer drugs developed for common diseases in Lemlem's part of the world? Is it that the pharmaceutical companies are driven only by a profit motive? Is it because of failing infrastructure in developing countries? Or are there more subtle answers? In this feature Keren Bright of The Open University investigates the idea that the patent system is too blunt an instrument to serve the interests of both pharmaceutical companies and the poor like Lemlem. There are smart solutions though; ways for everybody to win. Big questions. Fascinating answers.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/mind-the-medicine-gap" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts <br />First published on Thu, 16 Sep 2010 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/mind-the-medicine-gap">Mind the Medicine Gap</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Copyright 2010
  • Vanessa lives in London. She has cancer. Lemlem lives in rural Ethiopia. She has typhoid. Most people would agree that both women should have similar access to the medicines they need. But why is this harder for Lemlem? And why are fewer drugs developed for common diseases in Lemlem's part of the world? Is it that the pharmaceutical companies are driven only by a profit motive? Is it because of failing infrastructure in developing countries? Or are there more subtle answers? In this feature Keren Bright of The Open University investigates the idea that the patent system is too blunt an instrument to serve the interests of both pharmaceutical companies and the poor like Lemlem. There are smart solutions though; ways for everybody to win. Big questions. Fascinating answers.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/mind-the-medicine-gap" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts<br />First published on Thu, 16 Sep 2010 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/mind-the-medicine-gap">Mind the Medicine Gap</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Copyright 2010