US FDA, PTO Pulled Into Debate Over Patents And Drug Pricing
Senator Tillis requests the two agencies conduct an independent analysis of I-MAK data and the ‘false narrative’ that patents are to blame for high drug prices.
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The Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge has responded to criticisms leveled by North Carolina senator Thom Tillis at a report it published in 2018. The report accuses pharmaceutical firms of using patent thickets to suppress generic and biosimilar competition in the US market.