ACTIV The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership, to develop treatments and vaccines. Coordinated by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), with the NIH and sibling agencies in the… Continue Reading
On September 29, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) filed a lawsuit against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by KEI. The complaint filed by KEI requests injunctive, declaratory, and other appropriate… Continue Reading
For a general timeline of the Bayh-Dole Act, see this page. 1999. September 3. Ralph Nader, James Love, and Robert Weissman requests the NIH Director Harold Varmus, M.D., to use royalty-free rights and give the WHO access to several U.S. government… Continue Reading
Bayh-Dole cases involving royalty free or march-in rights 1997 Cellpro case This was a strong case involving two competing medical devices, both invented on NIH grants, and a bad ending. The NIH rejection of the Cellpro march-in request led to… Continue Reading
Pages on the 2012-2013 NIH Request November 1, 2013. NIH rejects March-In petition, also rejects proposed rules on pricing of and access to government funded inventions. October 15, 2013. 15 frequently asked questions about the 2012 ritonavir March-In petition October… Continue Reading
In a hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, explained the agency’s position on the Bayh-Dole rights and high drug prices. In the hearing, focused on the… 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.