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Main Forums => Living With HIV => Topic started by: Jim Allen on November 07, 2019, 11:40:01 pm

Title: US - Federal Government Sues Gilead Over PrEP Patents
Post by: Jim Allen on November 07, 2019, 11:40:01 pm
It will be interesting to see how that case goes.

https://www.poz.com/article/federal-government-sues-gilead-prep-patents

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The complaint alleges the company has profited from research spearheaded by the CDC.

On November 6, the United States government filed a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences, seeking damages for the company’s alleged infringement of patents related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to a news release from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The lawsuit comes several months after advocates revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is part of DHHS, holds patents on the use of Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) for PrEP. At that time, Truvada was the only approved PrEP regimen. Since then, the Food and Drug Administration has approved Descovy (tenofovir alafenamide/emtricitabine) as a second option; the new pill is also included in the new lawsuit
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Title: Re: US - Federal Government Sues Gilead Over PrEP Patents
Post by: zach on November 11, 2019, 07:40:32 pm
Seize the fucking patents.  >:(