STAT+: NIH official accused of ‘bias’ against using a controversial law to address high drug prices

An advocacy group says that the NIH Special Advisor for Technology Transfer, “holds a bias against march-in rights to address unreasonable pricing" and should recuse himself in a forthcoming case.

The campaign to use so-called march-in rights to widen access to a cancer drug is getting personal.

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, one of several advocacy groups backing the use of a controversial U.S. law to counter high drug prices, is arguing that an official at the National Institutes of Health should be recused from any decision-making role in responding to a petition to sidestep patents for the Xtandi prostate cancer drug.

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