On June 12, 2019, 15 members of the U.S. Senate introduced S.1801 (116th Congress), a bill to make medicines more affordable. Among the provisions of the bill, which also include a study of delinkage of R&D financing from pricing, is a Innovation Incentive Fund for New and More Effective Treatments for Bacterial Infections. Section 301 Read more about S.1801 Proposes “Innovation Incentive Fund for New and More Effective Treatments for Bacterial Infections.” Proposal delinks incentives from prices.[…]
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 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[…]