Life Sciences

Delinking the cost of R&D from the final prices of medicines and making governments the funders and planners of drug development would be rife with problems.
Life Sciences
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August 6, 2019
As Eline Chivot writes in Health Europa, EU policymakers should call for France and Germany to lift their bans on direct-to-consumer genetic testing and instead harmonize laws to create a single market.
June 20, 2019
ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion on impact drug-price controls have and what effect, if any, mandated drug-price reductions would have on biopharmaceutical innovation and U.S. industry competitiveness.
June 6, 2019
The United States must stand up for innovation in the debate over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), ITIF's Stephen Ezell, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's Richard Owens, and Fundacion Idea's Alberto Saracho write in The Hill.
May 20, 2019
China’s patent output has grown dramatically in recent years, both in terms of the volume of patents submitted for international protection under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and in terms of the number of citations those patents receive, a standard measure of a patent’s importance. New research breaking down the sources of those citations raises significant doubts about whether the growth in Chinese patent citations is as meaningful as it appears.
May 16, 2019
In testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Stephen Ezell explained why the United States leads the world in life-sciences innovation; how the public and private sectors contribute; why innovation depends on the ability to generate revenues; the consequences of price controls; and how best to control health-care costs.
April 22, 2019
Debates over drug pricing often consider the impacts on health and innovation, but rarely examine the costs those drugs offset. According to new research examining drug releases for 67 diseases across 15 countries in the three decades from 1982 to 2015, these offsets are dramatic.
April 15, 2019
Seven case studies showcase how IP rights are enabling innovators in Latin America to help solve some of the greatest global health challenges.
April 9, 2019
America’s ability to compete globally in biomedical innovation is being threatened.
March 25, 2019
NIH funding is critical to improving health outcomes and reducing the societal costs of illnesses. Congress should increase the NIH budget and then maintain regular, steady increases.
March 7, 2019
America’s ascendance as the world’s leader in life-sciences innovation has been the result of thoughtful, intentional public policies, including robust funding for the National Institutes of Health

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