Category Archives: high priced drugs

Bayh-Dole on 200 drugs, 3

We are working through examples of the claim that Bayh-Dole has led to the creation of 200 new drugs. There’s been a lot of post hoc fallaciphizing–that because Bayh-Dole came before some of these new drugs, they must have come … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole on 200 drugs, 2

We are working through claims that Bayh-Dole has produced 200 new drugs where before there was nothing, nothing, nothing at all. In back of it all are three key points: Bayh-Dole means nothing if federal contractors and agencies license non-exclusively. … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole march-in won’t change drug prices but other things might–2

Now let’s look at alternatives to Bayh-Dole’s march-in procedures to address competition, public access, and prevention of unreasonable use, including price gouging. We will consider two within Bayh-Dole and two outside Bayh-Dole. The Bayh-Dole alternatives are: use the government license … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole march-in won’t change drug prices but other things might–1

Folks think that somehow Bayh-Dole permits government take over of pharma patents and by doing this, somehow, the price of drugs will necessarily–magically–go down. Let’s work through this idea. Set aside for a moment that many drugs don’t do much … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole government-wide licenses

In a Twitter thread in which Jennifer Gunter argues that “Americans should not be bankrolling the pharmaceutical industry,” Steven Martin tweets Let’s work this through. There is no need to revise Bayh-Dole for state and municipal governments to authorize the … Continue reading

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