Italy’s Draft WHO resolution: Improving the transparency of markets for drugs, vaccines and other health-related technologies

On February 1, 2019, the Minister of Health in Italy Dr. Giulia Grillo sent a letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), with an attached “first draft” of a resolution on “Improving… Continue Reading

EB144: KEI statement on the WHO roadmap on access to medicines, vaccines and health products

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on the WHO roadmap on access to medicines, vaccines and health products (agenda item 5.7.1) on Tuesday evening, 29 January 2019 during the 144th session of WHO’s Executive Board. The WHO Roadmap… Continue Reading

WHO Cancer Report – Key findings

On 18 December 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a “Technical report on Pricing of cancer medicines and its impacts” (hereinafter referred to as the “WHO Cancer Report”). The mandate for the WHO Cancer Report emanates from operative paragraph… Continue Reading

16 groups write open letter to WHO Director-General Dr Tedros: Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019-2023

UPDATE: On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus provided a response to the open letter on the Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019-2023. The Director-General’s response can be found here: WHO DG letter to… Continue Reading

Compensation under 28 USC §1498

More on 1498 here: https://www.keionline.org/cl/28usc1498 There is a discussion of compensation under 28 USC §1498 in Remuneration Guidelines for Non-Voluntary Use of a Patent on Medical Technologies. UNDP and World Health Organization. 2005 (pages 18-21 in the UNDP edition, and… Continue Reading

Orphan Drug R&D costs

1997 James Love, Call for More Reliable Costs Data on Clinical Trials, The Marketletter, January 13, 1997. 2017 James Love, Orphan Drugs Designations and Approvals have Something to Say about Risks, Bill of Health, September 25, 2017. James Love, What… Continue Reading