Articles by Tamsen Valoir - Pharmaceutical Executive

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Articles by Tamsen Valoir

Legal: State Compulsory Licenses

For the Taking: The Supreme Court extended the power of eminent domain. Now states want to issue compulsory licenses under the same principle to control drug prices.
Nov 1, 2005

Under one bill, states could license patented drugs to generics companies, paying patent holders a royalty.

Generic Treatment Claims: Do They Hold Water?

A patent issued for the NFKB protein has forced Lilly to defend its right to market Evista and Xigris.
Apr 1, 2003

As scientists' knowledge of biochemical pathways increases, so does the number of patents issued for generic treatment claims. Such claims represent methods of treating disease by modulating a particular protein in the body.

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