Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., and Representative Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., along with various high-ranking Democrats in the House and Senate, introduced the Improving Access To Affordable Prescription Drugs Act (S. 771 and H.R. 1776) on March 29, 2017. The bill contains a provision that would create a prize fund for antibiotics. The prize fund would initially Read more about Franken and Schakowsky Drug Pricing Bill Contains Prize Fund for Antibiotics, Delinkage Study[…]
On December 2, 2016, Knowledge Ecology International hosted a technical meeting on delinkage at the United States Senate. The meeting included panels on various aspects of delinkage, including end product prizes, open source dividends, and antibiotics. Slide presentations from the meeting are available on the KEI website. A recording of the event is on YouTube.
A September 21, 2016 high level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on antimicrobial resistance endorsed delinking the cost of R&D from the price and volume of sales. The documents from the meeting are available here: http://www.un.org/pga/71/event-latest/high-level-meeting-on-antimicrobial-resistance/. The relevant part of the political declaration was as follows: (c) Underline also that all research and Read more about UN Backs Delinkage in Political Declaration of the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Antimicrobial Resistance[…]
During the UN high level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance, the Group of 77 and and China read a statement that included an endorsement of delinkage: Statement delivered by His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha (ret.) Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand on behalf of the Group of 77 and China at the Plenary of the Read more about Group of 77 and China Back Delinkage in Context of Antimicrobials[…]