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Is a Financial Incentive What We Need to Halt Ebola?

With well over 1,000 dead from the recent outbreak of the ebola virus, a financial incentive to find a treatment may be just what drugmakers need, an article published by NPR’s Shots Blog reveals. Everyone seems to be asking why there is no solution to this deadly virus, and the answer seems to boil down to the fact that there simply hasn’t been a market for ebola drugs–until now. Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director-general of the WHO deemed the situation a “market failure,” reminding us that the disease is limited primarily to underdeveloped countries, where the market for a solution simply isn’t there.

Read the article published by NPR’s Shots Blog.