Today, eight non-governmental organizations sent the Biden Administration a letter of support for the administrative appeal of the request for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use its rights in the patents on the prostate cancer drug… Continue Reading
On January 10, 2023, twenty-five Members of Congress sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to act on the Xtandi request, and to use the Bayh-Dole Act to lower the price of Xtandi (enzalutamide) for US patients.… Continue Reading
SecBecerra-18Nov2022-Sachs-Love-Xtandi November 18, 2022 Xavier Becerra Secretary Department of Health & Human Services Washington, DC Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Secretary Becerra: Today marks the one-year anniversary since the undersigned prostate cancer patients petitioned the Department of Health & Human Services… Continue Reading
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) wrote Secretary of HHS Xavier Becerra on February 17, 2022, urging him to move forward with the march-in petition by Robert Sachs, Clare Love and Eric Sawyer,… Continue Reading
On December 13, 2021, Eric Sawyer filed this petition with the Department of Health and Human Services, asking to join an outstanding march-in petition on the patents for the prostate cancer drug enzalutamide, sold under the brand name Xtandi by… Continue Reading
(Update: On December 15, 2021 KEI hosted a press briefing regarding the Xtandi march-in request. Video and details available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwqUl7NLMXo) On November 18, 2021, Robert Sachs and Clare Love submitted a petition to the Secretary of Health and Human… 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
On April 22, 2016, the President of Biolyse Pharma — a Canadian pharmaceutical company that specializes in the manufacture of oncology drugs — offered to supply the prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (Xtandi) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for $3 per pill ($12 per day; $4,383 per year). The Biolyse price for enzalutamide is 4-percent of the 2014 Medicare price, $69.41 ($277.64 per day; $101,408.01 per year), and lower than any other price in the world.