Defining rewardable innovation in drug therapy

Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2012 Mar 30;11(4):253-4. doi: 10.1038/nrd3715.


Implementing mechanisms for rewarding those who introduce innovative medicinal products requires a definition of 'rewardable innovation'. Here, we propose a definition of innovation with respect to medicinal products, accompanied by a ranking of the importance of different types of innovativeness, with the aim of providing a basis for rewarding such innovation.

MeSH terms

  • Decision Support Techniques*
  • Drug Discovery*
  • Drug Therapy*
  • Humans
  • Reward*