Posts Tagged: HIV


House Drug Pricing Hearing Goes Off Script

Most Congressional hearings are morality plays designed to reach a predetermined outcome. It wasn't hard to predict how the second hearing on drug pricing by the House …
By Joseph Allen
5 months ago 5

Examining the Truvada #BreakThePatent Debate: Gilead Responds

In July 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Truvada, an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) treatment manufactured by Gilead Sciences as a daily pre-exposure …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 3

VRC01 and broadly neutralizing antibodies are increasing options for HIV/AIDS treatments

Proteins like VRC01 are referred to as broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), a type of broad spectrum antibody which is effective in treating against infections of viruses with …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Gilead Sciences continues to produce new pharmaceuticals to treat hepatitis C, HIV

Although not a prolific filer of U.S. patent applications, Gilead does currently holds 2,131 active patent grants according to data collected by Innography... Despite all of the …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Why you shouldn’t trust Fortune Magazine on patent policy

Like a lemming running off a cliff, Fortune author Jeff John Roberts ignores easily verifiable historical truths in what can really only be described as a hit …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 3

Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug

HHS is suing a defendant that merely wants to market a generic version of a drug that is used to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 12

Eli Lilly Patents Treatment for HIV and Ebola Virus

We saw in our coverage of Eli Lilly’s patent applications a number of recently developed medications for the management of conditions like diabetes and inflammatory diseases, …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Compulsory Licenses Won’t Solve a Healthcare Crisis

Over the past two years, India has invalidated or otherwise attacked patents on 15 drugs produced by innovative pharmaceutical firms. While the claim is that this promotes lower …

Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The first patent received by an HBCU was on April 11, 1978, assigned to Shaw University of Raleigh, NC. Between 1969 and 2012, HBCUs received 100 utility patents from the U.S. …

Biotech and Pharma Update: January 2014

Kava Plant May Prevent Cigarette Smoke-induced Lung Cancer *** Conditional Approval for Treatment of T-cell Lymphoma in Dogs *** All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Genotype 1 *** …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

Protecting Innovation is not ‘Satanic Genocide’: Intellectual Property Policy in South Africa

South Africa currently faces a stark choice between protecting and incentivizing innovation and stymying life-saving therapeutic breakthroughs. Policymakers must choose between shoring up the protections that encourage …

FDA Approves New Labeling for Merck Blockbuster HIV Drug ISENTRESS

This newly approved, updated prescribing information for ISENTERSS now includes 240-week results from the STARTMRK study, the double-blind Phase III study that evaluated integrase inhibitor in previously …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0