FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018 email@example.com (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
PhRMA and BIO have both requested that the US Trade Representative place the European Union on its watch list in the 2018 Special 301 Report. The Special 301 Report is a yearly review by the US Trade Representative of the… Continue Reading
Knowledge Ecology International and 43 other health-care interested groups are calling on Congress to pass the CREATES Act. The CREATES Act, or the “Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples Act of 2017”, is a bipartisan proposal to speed… Continue Reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kim Treanor firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-332-2670 Patient groups, civil society and concerned individuals from Chile and around the world call upon President Michelle Bachelet Jeria and Dr. Carmen Castillo Taucher, Minister of Health, to issue a compulsory license… Continue Reading
Meeting: EB Special session on the draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work Agenda Item: 3. Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work Statement: KEI welcomes the opportunity to comment on the 13th General Programme of Work anchored upon WHO’s vision of… Continue Reading
(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) Background: The National Institutes of Health has proposed giving an exclusive license for multiple Zika vaccine candidates to PaxVax, a company with close ties to the federal… Continue Reading
- After KEI filed a complaint with the NIH, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) corrected a failure to disclose funding of at least 7 patented inventions, including one patent for the drug Sprinraza.
- Since 2012, when federal funding was relevant to an invention, CSHL failed to make a disclosure on a filed patent more than half the time.
(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) The attached file (copy here) is the KEI questions and initial comments on the Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Apparatus for Microarray Binding Sensors Having… Continue Reading
Probuphine is an expensive medication used to treat opioid dependence by providing maintenance treatment and lessening withdrawal symptoms. The U.S. federal government also has considerable leverage over the pricing of this product, because of the federal funding of the the research that lead to the sole Orange Book patent on the product, and phase 3 trials that were used the register the product.