Notes to editors
1. The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. We carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on our own, in partnerships, and through grants. We are a major resource to people working in health, offering leadership and education courses; seminars and workshops; publications; information and library services; a specialist bookshop; and conference and meeting facilities.
2. The King's Fund published Getting the Right Medicines? Putting public interests at the heart of health-related research, by Anthony Harrison, on Monday, 15 December 2003. The report says the UK pharmaceutical industry has neglected major groups, such as children, women and older people, whose specific health needs are not taken fully into account. These factors have led to a situation where research to protect and promote health attracts far fewer resources than research to find new and profitable drugs, it says.
3. For further information and interviews, please contact Daniel Reynolds in the King's Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2581 or 07831 554927, or Michael Moruzzi on 020 7307 2585.