Open Letter to Biden Administration on Increased Transparency of Clinical Trial Costs

On Monday January 31, 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA, Doctors for America, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Professor Chris Morten of Columbia Law School, and 33 supporting organizations sent a letter to… Continue Reading

Xtandi Bayh-Dole Rights Case: Memorandum in Support of Prostate Cancer Patient Petition Asking HHS to Use the US Government’s Rights in Patents to Enable Generic Competition

(For more information, please see the Xtandi: 2021-2022 request page) A January 25, 2022 Knowledge Ecology International “Memorandum in support of the petition to HHS to exercise the march-in or paid up royalty right in patents on the prostate drug… Continue Reading

December 15th 10AM – Briefing on Xtandi March-in Request

Update: Video recording of the press briefing available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwqUl7NLMXo) December 15th 10AM – Briefing on Xtandi March-in Request Supporters of the march-in petition to lower the cost of the prostate cancer drug Xtandi will host a virtual press conference… Continue Reading

Eric Sawyer December 13, 2021 Petition to HHS on Xtandi March-in Case

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

HHS Asked to Take Up March-in Request of Prostate Cancer Drug Xtandi

(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

Regeneron COVID-19 Contract Weakens the Government’s Rights in Data

On November 5, 2020, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals published a redacted version of the contract awarding the company $450 million taxpayers’ dollars for the large-scale manufacture of Regeneron’s investigational COVID-19 antibody treatment. The contract uses Other Transactions Authority to weaken the U.S.… Continue Reading

KEI Letter to Speaker Pelosi Regarding Use of “Other Transaction Authority” (OTA) in Coronavirus Bill to Escape Bayh-Dole Public Interest Safeguards

For more on KEI’s work on COVID-19, see keionline.org/coronavirus. On March 23, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding a provision in the current draft of the Senate version of the coronavirus funding bill… Continue Reading