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The failed Bayh-Dole bargain, 4

Finally, we reach Xtandi. The authors provide the pricing of $156,000 per year, but don’t point out that generic manufacturers have offered to produce Xtandi for $3 per pill–or about $4,300 per year. There’s a claim that Astellas has spent $1.4 … Continue reading

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Undermining Bayh-Dole by relying on it? 5

Now for Reimers’s new op/ed, making more arguments against march-in, but now directed at Xtandi, a prostate cancer drug based on a series of compounds developed at UCLA with federal funding. According to Knowledge Ecology International, Xtandi is offered for … Continue reading

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Xtandi demonstrates how Bayh-Dole is a do WTF you want law, 3

The first part of this article is here. The exclusive license that UCLA granted to Medivation meets the requirements for an assignment of the subject invention. The license grants substantially all rights in the subject invention (to all compounds for … Continue reading

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Xtandi demonstrates how Bayh-Dole is a do WTF you want law, 2

The first part of this article is here. To explore these issues, let’s take a look at Xtandi, a prostate cancer drug that has received press recently in the debate over high drug prices. Xtandi sells in the U.S. for … Continue reading

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Xtandi demonstrates how Bayh-Dole is a do WTF you want law, 1

There is a big divide regarding what Bayh-Dole was supposed to accomplish with regard to the use of patents on publicly funded research. On one side is the view that publicly supported research should be freely or otherwise reasonably available … Continue reading

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Use the government license in Bayh-Dole

According to news reports (here’s where I first read about it–follow the link there to the article in the Baltimore Sun), the state of Maryland is attempting to deal with high drug prices through legislation that gives the state the right … Continue reading

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