For a general timeline of the Bayh-Dole Act, see this page. 1980. December 12. The Bayh-Dole Act was enacted into law as part of Public Law 96-517, including Section 203 that provide march-in rights. 1984. November 8. The Bayh-Dole statute was… Continue Reading
The WHO Essential Medicines List is a major WHO tool used to expand access to medicines. In 2017, the WHO issued the 20th Essential Medicines List (EML) which was the 40th anniversary of the list. The WHO is currently in… Continue Reading
National Institutes of Health Declines to Exercise Authority to Lower Xtandi Price
The National Institutes of Health will not use its rights under the Bayh-Dole Act to end the monopoly on the expensive prostate cancer drug Xtandi and allow low-priced generic versions to compete on the market.
(More on government funded inventions here.) On January 14, 2016, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) submitted a request to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DoD) asking that they… Continue Reading