KEI Reaction to Astellas Comment Regarding Public and Private Sector Contributions to the Development of Xtandi

(More on the Xtandi case here: https://www.keionline.org/xtandi2021) Astellas has issued a statement, dated February 9, 2022, on the Bayh-Dole Act and the petition to exercise march-in and government use rights in the prostate cancer drug Xtandi. It was brought to… Continue Reading

Xtandi Petitioners Highlight Pfizer Practice of Reference Pricing in US Government Contracts

Following the publication of the US government contract with Pfizer for the COVID-19 therapeutic Paxlovid, the petitioners of the Xtandi government use request wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)… Continue Reading

KEI Submission to WHO Essential Medicines List – Enzalutamide / Abiraterone Acetate

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

NIH to taxpayers — we don’t care about high prices in US for Xtandi

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.
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