KEI Blogs and Reseach notes on COVID-19/Coronavirus

COVID-19 Gov’t Contracts: KEI has obtained numerous contracts between the federal government and pharmaceutical companies regarding COVID-19 medical technologies via the Freedom of Information act. For these and other contracts, please see: https://www.keionline.org/covid-contracts. The following are links to KEI’s other… Continue Reading

Chilean Chamber of Deputies approves resolution for compulsory licenses for patents relating to the coronavirus virus

For more on KEI’s work on COVID-19, see keonline.org/coronavirus. Today, with an overwhelming 127 votes in favor and 0 votes against, the Chilean Chamber of Deputies approved a strong resolution asking the Chilean Government to declare that there is justification… Continue Reading

Chilean Cámara de Diputados Overwhelmingly Asks the Ministry of Health to Proceed with Compulsory Licenses for HCV drugs

On June 8, 2018 the Cámara de Diputados of the Chilean Congress overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on the Ministry of Health to proceed with compulsory licenses on patents covering hepatitis C virus (HCV) drugs. Resolution No. 68, passed with… Continue Reading

Latin America, compulsory licensing

Brazil 1990-2000 Comments for the Working Group On Intellectual Property Rights, Third Trade Ministerial and Americas Business Forum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, May 13-16,1997, 1997-05-16 2005 U.S. DoS Cable: U.S. PHARMA FIRMS THREATENED WITH LICENSING (Brazil), June 3, 2005. U.S. DoS… Continue Reading

Chilean Cámara de Diputados Votes Overwhelmingly To Proceed With Compulsory Licenses for HCV Drugs

The Cámara de Diputados of the Chilean Congress has overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on the President to advance the compulsory licensing request on HCV drugs made in March 2017 by patients, advocates including Innovarte NGO, and elected officials. The resolution, Number… Continue Reading

NGOs and patient groups call upon Chilean President, Minister of Health to issue a compulsory license for cancer and Hepatitis drugs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kim Treanor kim.treanor@keionline.org; 202-332-2670 Patient groups, civil society and concerned individuals from Chile and around the world call upon President Michelle Bachelet Jeria and Dr. Carmen Castillo Taucher, Minister of Health, to issue a compulsory license… Continue Reading

Chilean Cámara de Diputados votes overwhelmingly to advance compulsory licensing of drug patents.

GiorgioJacksonChile.jpgThe Cámara de Diputados of the Chilean Congress voted on January 25, 2017 in favor of Resolution 798, calling on the government to implement compulsory licenses on drugs for cancer and other diseases. The vote was 67 yes, 0 no, and 32 abstentions. The resolution was put forward by Giorgio Jackson and six other members (V. Mirosevic, Miguel Alvarado, Karla Rubilar, Juan Luis Castro, Gabriel Boric, and Victor Torres). Continue Reading