• STAT+: Senate lawmakers introduce a bill to help the FDA and the U.S. Patent Office coordinate

    10 days ago - By STAT

    Amid concerns that patent reviewers disregard competitive effects on prescription drugs, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Patent & Trademark Office to create a task force to boost coordination.
    The goal is for the agencies to share information about their respective review procedures, improve communication about scientific trends, make it possible to swap confidential information, and determine whether pharmaceutical companies are providing accurate representations about their products. Continue to STAT+ to read the...
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