KEI Comments on NIH Prospective Exclusive License to Gilead for HIV Treatment/Cure

(Update: On November 4, 2021, the NIH provided a response to our comments on the license.) On October 12, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the ““Prospective Grant of an Exclusive… Continue Reading

FDA States Submission Date of Gilead’s Coronavirus Treatment Orphan Status Application is ‘Confidential’

On Monday March 23, 2020, Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir received orphan designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of COVID-19. Remdesivir has been reported to be one of the candidates to potentially treat COVID-19, which the… Continue Reading

KEI, UACT, UAEM, and SSW Appeal NIH Grant of Exclusive Licenses on CAR Cancer Therapy to Gilead/Kite

On September 12, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT), Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), Social Security Works (SSW), and Clare Love filed an appeal with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The signatories appealed… Continue Reading


R 031944Z JUN 05 – June 3, 2005FROM: American Embassy BrasiliaTO: Secretary of State, Washington, D.C.SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR MEETS WITH U.S. PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS THREATENED WITH LICENSING 1. (SBU) Summary.  On May 24 and 25, U.S. pharmaceutical companies Gilead Sciences, Abbott Laboratories,… Continue Reading