Journal Article

Advance Monopoly Commitment?

Jorn Sonderholm

in Public Health Ethics

Volume 4, issue 3, pages 297-302
Published in print November 2011 | ISSN: 1754-9973
Published online July 2011 | e-ISSN: 1754-9981 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/phe/phr012
Advance Monopoly Commitment?

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This article is a critical discussion of the Advance Market Commitment (AMC) proposal for how to incentivize research and development of drugs for neglected diseases. The main claim of the article is that the ‘winner-takes-all’ problem that mars a simple prize proposal for how to incentivize research and development of drugs for neglected diseases also tarnishes the AMC proposal. The conclusion of the article is that the AMC proposal should be rejected as an incentivizing scheme for research and development of drugs for neglected diseases. This conclusion follows from the main claim of the article together with two plausible assumptions that are not argued for in the article.

Journal Article.  4077 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science ; Philosophy of Biology ; Bioethics and Medical Ethics ; Medical Ethics ; Public Health

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