Drones, Smartphones, and the Future of Health

Discussion of innovation and public health all too often focuses on R&D for new medicines. However, health innovation doesn’t happen only in the pharma labs of rich countries. Many of the biggest health challenges are on-the-ground problems that are well suited to practical solutions developed in the field. And as ITIF’s Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz of the Southern Illinois University School of Law write for Brink News, the security of at least some intellectual property rights goes a long way to helping transform clever ideas into life-saving products.