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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 on 200 drugs, 1

The claim of “200 drugs” made after Bayh-Dole came into effect floats around the internet. Here’s an instance from a law firm: The Bayh-Dole Act has been credited with developing over 10,000 start-up companies and at least 200 drugs and … Continue reading

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Patents, Medicines, Public Funding–2

We have distinguished four sorts of medical interventions–prevention, cure, facilitation, and alleviation. We have also argued that from a public health point of view, prevention and cure are tops, and facilitation and alleviation are great when they support prevention and … Continue reading

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