James Griffin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Novartis failure to disclose NIH funding for patents on leukemia drug midostaurin (Trade name Rydapt)

On March 21, 2018, KEI asked the NIH to investigate the failure of James Griffin, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Novartis to disclose millions of dollars in NIH grants related to two patents for the leukemia drug midostaurin, marketed by… Continue Reading

30+ Civil Society Orgs to USTR: Stop Threatening to Block Colombia’s OECD Accession over Pharma/Biotech Lobby Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2018 kim.treanor@keionline.org (202)-332-2670 A broad international coalition of over 30 human rights organizations, including some across the United States and Latin America, have come together to ensure that providing access to health care doesn’t come… Continue Reading

Six University of Pennsylvania and Daniel J. Rader patents on Juxtapid (lomitapide) failed to discuss multiple NIH grants

On March 29, 2018, KEI asked the NIH to investigate the failure of the University of Pennsylvania and Daniel J. Rader to report NIH funding relating to 6 patents in the FDA Orange Book for the drug Juxtapid (INN lomitapide).… Continue Reading

13 NGOs Call on USTR To Support Colombia in Special 301 Following Pressure Over Legal Access to Meds Efforts

KEI submitted a post-hearing submission to the USTR for the Special 301 on behalf of itself and twelve other international NGOs and academic institutions condemning recent pressures on Colombia’s legal and regulatory measures to increase access to affordable medicines, including… Continue Reading

EC publishes report on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in “third countries”

On March 12, 2018, the European Commission issued a press release on a report on the “protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries”. The report was published on February 21, 2018 and is entitled – “Commission Staff… Continue Reading

Coalition calls on US and Korea Trade Negotiators to prioritize public health over pharma corporations in trade negotiations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018 kim.treanor@keionline.org (202)-332-2670 A coalition of 16 advocacy organizations in the United States and Korea asked trade negotiators in the U.S. and Korea to reject the demands of the pharmaceutical industry, protect human rights, and… Continue Reading

KEI testimony at March 8, 2018 USTR Special 301 hearing, focusing on US compulsory licensing of patents

On March 8, 2018, USTR and the interagency committee on the Special 301 held a hearing. KEI was one of the groups testifying. More on this process here: https://keionline.org/ustr/special301 I began our oral testimony discussing President Trump’s promise, during the… Continue Reading