Category Archives: Transparency

The Drug Pricing Conundrum: Why Transparency Reforms Are Necessary to Make Healthcare Accessible

Source: News 18 26th August, 2019   While an intellectual property system that includes safeguards for early introduction of generics does reap price-lowering benefits for India, making transparency reforms part of its agenda will spotlight the mark-ups, production costs and the … Continue reading

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Transparency and delinkage embedded into draft UN Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage

Source: Keionline 5th August, 2019   UPDATE: On 29 July 2019, the co-facilitators (Ambassadors of Georgia and Thailand) of the intergovernmental consultations on a UN political declaration on universal health coverage announced that the silence procedure was broken by “several delegations … Continue reading

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KEI Letter to US House Oversight Committee on NIH Misconduct and Lack of Transparency

Source: Keionline 23rd July, 2019   On July 22, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International submitted a letter to the US House of Representative’s Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) lack of transparency in its exclusive licensing processes.

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Sen. Josh Hawley on the push for data transparency in new bill

Source: CNBC 28th June, 2019   Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the new bipartisan bill he introduced with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to make Big Tech’s use of user data more transparent.  

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Trump Administration Pushes To Make Health Care Pricing More Transparent

Source: National Public Radio 28th June, 2019   The executive order on drug price transparency that President Trump signed Monday doesn’t spell out specific actions; rather, it directs the department of Health and Human Services to develop a policy and then … Continue reading

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SCP 30: General statement of Knowledge Ecology International

Source: KEI 26th June, 2019   On Monday, 24 June 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered this opening statement at WIPO’s 30th Session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP). The Committee elected a new chair, Sarah Whitehead, … Continue reading

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Human Rights Council (2019): Core Group circulates zero draft on access to medicines and vaccines

Source: KEI 26th June, 2019   At the 41st session (24 June 2019 – 12 July 2019) of the Human Rights Council, a bloc of countries known as the the Core Group (Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, India, Senegal, South Africa and Thailand) … Continue reading

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