(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
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
The following records were provided by KEI from UCLA on September 28, 2018, following a freedom of Records Request. This page describes the contents of on very large PDF file, the “Combined IN Writ Petition DHC,” which is 1,309 pages long,… Continue Reading
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.
For more information on the 2021-2022 Xtandi request please visit: https://www.keionline.org/xtandi2021 (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… Continue Reading