Are Incentives Out Of Balance With Patient Need?
Incentives matter; they motivate us to do things. There is renewed interest in just what motivates the life sciences industry to make the choices it does when determining the diseases it will focus on, and how much effort it puts in. This stems from concern about too much effort going into some areas, and too little in others.
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