Why We Need Open Source Pharma
BY SHOVONLAL BHOWMICK
Use of the term "open source", context with any issue, it indicates something that people can alter, change, modify and share because of its conception is publicly accessible. Recently, practical, legal and ethical issues associated with expanded access system and use of investigational therapeutics has become increasingly controversial. Here, Open Source Pharma Foundation (OSPF) can frame up the developmental strategy of therapeutics in a legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes the chances of therapeutic creativity and innovation from an open and deliberate crowd. With increasing human population, the demands of pharmaceuticals will upraise substantially in order to answer emergent human needs for the treatment of a range of serious illnesses and new threats. Now the time, we should believe an open exchange of ideas which stimulates scientific progress towards resolving our most persistent problems. The use of “open source” resources will be documented to reinforce the traditional pharmaceutical industry for improving human welfare by overcoming the challenges of poverty, education and social justice. Among many roadblocks remained, hopefully, being full of beans, OSPF will be able to address the most common request for all individual to meet up primary economic target with a clean bill of health.