December 1, 1996 |
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala and New York Gov. George Pataki were given failing grades for their response to the AIDS epidemic in a "report card" issued today by a major gay legal group. In a statement to mark World AIDS Day, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Defense Secretary William J.
February 9, 1990 |
Pfizer Inc., hoping to grab market share and skirt the controversy over the pricing of AIDS drugs that has dogged other companies, said Thursday that it will donate 6,000 bottles of its new antifungal agent fluconazole to AIDS and cancer treatment centers around the country. Pfizer also announced that its price for the drug in the United States, where the drug received Food and Drug Administration approval last month, would be 20% to 30% below the price in Europe.
May 29, 1991 |
In a move that could significantly reduce the cost of AZT, the only approved AIDS drug, the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday that it helped Burroughs Wellcome Co. develop the patented medication and wants authority to license other companies to market it. NIH Director Bernadine P.
March 20, 1991 |
A lawsuit announced Tuesday challenges Burroughs Wellcome Co.'s patent on the anti-AIDS drug AZT and seeks to have it invalidated so other companies could market the drug at cheaper prices. The suit, filed in federal court here, claims that the company did not conceive, develop or demonstrate the use of the drug in AIDS therapy, and failed to identify federal scientists as the true developers in its patent application. Burroughs Wellcome disputed the allegations.
April 19, 1991 |
AZT manufacturer Burroughs Wellcome Co., whose four-year monopoly on antiviral treatments for AIDS is likely to end later this year with the expected approval of rival compounds, faces another challenge. On Thursday, Barr Laboratories Inc. said that it will contest Burroughs' patents covering AZT and that it has asked the Food and Drug Administration for permission to manufacture a generic version of the expensive drug.
January 15, 1992 |
The message from Earvin (Magic) Johnson, the newest member of the National Commission on AIDS, was simple but eloquent: The battle against AIDS belongs to everyone. "We're all in this. It's not just Magic Johnson. It's everybody. Until everybody recognizes that, we're not going to win this battle. I'm not the only soldier here. . . . Magic Johnson cannot do this alone."