Tag Archives: Feds

Unsuccessful in licensing talks, feds sue Gilead over PrEP-focused HIV patent

Gilead Sciences balked at licensing the U.S. government’s HIV-prevention patent rights, and now the feds are striking back. The Department of Health and Human Services sued Gilead for patent infringement Wednesday, saying the company and its HIV prophylaxis meds Truvada and Descovy reaped profits off hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded research. The patent dust-up… Read More »

Shkreli's jail-cell business dealings draw scrutiny from the feds: WSJ

Martin Shkreli may have landed himself in more trouble with the law—and bought a longer prison sentence in the process. After the Wall Street Journal reported last week that the “pharma bro” is running a biotech company from prison, federal officials are getting involved.   The Bureau of Prisons has struck up an investigation, the newspaper reported. And if… Read More »

Feds continue to refuse to make CBD legal without explicit FDA approval

(Photo: Adobe Stock) This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterated that hemp-derived cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is illegal to add to food, beauty or health products without prior FDA approval, or to make health claims for CBD. Despite the big farm bill President Trump signed off on this week which designates… Read More »