Patricia C. Kuszler, Balancing the Barriers: Exploiting and Creating Incentives to Promote Development of New Tuberculosis Treatments, 71 Wash. L. Rev. 919 (1996), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/377
Washington Law Review
public health, tuberculosis
This Article considers the many barriers that health-care providers and public health authorities face in stemming the modem TB epidemic. Part II reviews historical public health measures, their results, and their adaptability to resurgent and MDR-TB. Part III considers the fundamental barriers to a successful global effort using these public health strategies, concluding that these barriers are insurmountable given the current arsenal of anti-tuberculosis therapies. Part IV examines the reasons why research and development of new anti-tuberculosis drugs and vaccines have stagnated over the last quarter century. Finally, part V explores incentives that might revive research and development of such therapies and thus tip the scales toward control of this dangerous new white plague.