Biomedical Research, Neglected Diseases, and Well-Ordered Science

Julian Reiss, Philip Kitcher

Abstract


In this paper we make a proposal for reforming biomedical research that is aimed to align re-search more closely with the so-called fair-share principle according to which the proportions of global resources as-signed to different diseases should agree with the ratios of human suffering associated with those diseases.

Keywords


biomedical research, neglected diseases, well-ordered science

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/theoria.696