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Uncle Sam Shouldn't Steal Gilead's Remdesivir Patent


December 2, 2020

By Adam Mossoff

Over 30 state attorneys general recently sent a letter to federal health officials urging them to confiscate Gilead Sciences' patent on remdesivir, one of the only drugs approved for use on patients suffering severe symptoms caused by COVID-19.

These politicians allege that since Uncle Sam helped pay for some of remdesivir's clinical trials, the federal government can use its "march-in" power in a 1980 law to appropriate Gilead's patent and license it to generic manufacturers to lower the price and increase availability of the drug.

Unfortunately, the state AGs don't unders...

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