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NIH poised to decide on march-in petition

House Democrats urge the Biden administration to march-in on Xtandi patents

February 10, 2022 2:42 AM UTC

Days ahead of an expected decision on a petition requesting that NIH exercise “march-in” rights to patents on prostate cancer drug Xtandi from Astellas, a dozen House Democrats have endorsed the request in a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra.

The New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday published a commentary from Alfred Engelberg, former chief counsel of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, and Harvard University health policy scholars Jerry Avorn and Aaron Kesselheim expressing similar views. ...