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HHS Sues Gilead For Patent Infringement Over HIV Medication

By Amy Lotven
November 7, 2019 at 8:35 AM
HHS has sued Gilead for patent infringement after the drug manufacturer repeatedly refused to obtain licenses for HHS patents on an HIV medication. The suit , filed in federal court in Delaware, alleges Gilead willfully infringed on patents given to HHS meant to protect the government’s work in developing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and has profited from research funded by taxpayers through the sale of the brand-name drugs Truvada and Descovy, according to HHS. The department says that Gilead originally gained...


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