President Joe Biden (Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Uni­ver­si­ties de­cry Biden's plan for 'march-in' rights as dis­in­cen­tiviz­ing bio­phar­ma part­ner­ships

A group of non­prof­its rep­re­sent­ing ma­jor aca­d­e­m­ic in­sti­tu­tions and med­ical schools has come out against Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s new frame­work to use “march-in” rights to re­duce the price of some med­i­cines de­vel­oped with fed­er­al funds.

Echo­ing com­ments from in­dus­try groups like PhRMA, the as­so­ci­a­tions and non­prof­its ar­gued that the frame­work from De­cem­ber in­creas­es un­cer­tain­ty around when march-in rights might be con­sid­ered, “which will have a detri­men­tal and desta­bi­liz­ing ef­fect on uni­ver­si­ty and med­ical school tech­nol­o­gy trans­fer ef­forts and plan­ning.”

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