Constituency statement for Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Oxfam, and Public Services International: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies

On 24 May 2022, I delivered the following constituency statement on behalf of Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Oxfam, and Public Services International on the following topic: “16.2 – Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies” at… Continue Reading

SCCR 42: KEI Statement on a proposal by the African Group for a Draft work Program on Exceptions and Limitations

On Wednesday, 11 May 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on a proposal by the African Group for a Draft work Program on Exceptions and Limitations. Knowledge Ecology International supports the Proposal by the African Group for… Continue Reading

Save the Date – 27 April 2022 – South Centre/KEI/PIJIP Workshop on the L&E work programme and the WIPO broadcasting treaty

On Wednesday, 27 April 2022 from 14:00 CEST to 16:00 CEST, the South Centre, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), and the Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) will convene a workshop to prepare for the… Continue Reading

Pfizer’s March 18, 2022 opposition to the KEI request for a compulsory license in Dominican Republic for Paxlovid.

On March 18, 2022, Pfizer filed a 45 page opposition to the KEI application for a compulsory license on Paxlovid patents in the Dominican Republican. This is the Pfizer filing, and KEI’s unofficial translation. Pfizer-opposition-DR-CL-18March2022.pdf Translation-Pfizer-opposition-KEI-CL-Paxlovid-18march2022.pdf The December 3, 2021… Continue Reading

Selected NIH emails from FOIA requests

2016-Mar25-email-Re-Dir-Sig-Response-March-In-Letter 2016-Dec18-Email-Chain-Re-Reasonable-Pricing-Clauses 2016-Dec24-Email-Seeking-Help-Re-NCI-Criticism-Response 2016-Dec25-Email-Seeking-Help-NCI-Rebuttal 2016Mar30-Email-Sen-Sanders-Letter 2016Apr26-Email-Nader-Response 2016Jun27-Email-re-March-in Process 2017-Jan3-Email-Re-Help-NCI-Rebuttal 2017Jan5-Email-Regarding-Kite-License-Applicants 2017Apr24-Email-Chain-Re-Xtandi-Appeal 2017Nov20-email-helping-Allen 2017-Dec7-Email-Re-Placing-Op-Ed 2019Apr16-email-CAR T-information

Senator Tillis Letter to FDA and USPTO Asking for a Study of Relationship between Patents and Drug Prices

In a January 31, 2022 letter to Drew Hirshfeld, the Commissioner for Patents for the USPTO, and Janet Woodcock, the Acting Commissioner of the FDA, Senator Thom Tillis provides extensive criticism of the empirical work of the group I-MAK and… Continue Reading

Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, and Thailand comprise the bureau of WHO’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) to draft and negotiate a WHO convention,agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

On 1 December 2021, the special session of the World Health Assembly adopted a decision launch intergovernmental negotiations to draft and negotiate a WHO convention,agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response; this signaled the intent of… Continue Reading