By Ellen ‘t Hoen The movement to delink the cost of developing medicines from their market price received another boost this week, with the publication of a new report from the Netherlands Council for Public Health and Society, an official government advisory body. This report is part of a recent phenomenon in which even the Read more about Growing consensus on importance of delinkage in pharmaceutical R&D[…]
On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria unanimously endorsed a report that included very powerful recommendations on delinkage. This is a link to the report that was approved. One of the key recommendations follows: Adoption of some form of a delinkage model as a pull incentive. Delinkage is a Read more about Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria unanimously endorses delinkage[…]
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 March 2, 2017, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced the Medical Innovation Prize Fund Act (S. 495), which would create an over $100 billion prize fund (set at 0.55-percent of the United States GDP) to reward medical innovation in lieu of the grant of monopolies on new drugs. This bill, which is substantively similar to various Read more about Sen. Sanders Introduces Medical Innovation Prize Fund Act[…]
During negotiations on the cancer resolution at the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting in January 2017, India, with the support of Brazil, proposed adding language to a resolution on cancer that would require the WHO to conduct a feasibility study on the creation of a multi-country push and pull fund for cancer research and Read more about India, With Brazil, Proposes Delinkage Feasibility Study in WHA Cancer Resolution[…]
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.