AbbVie to Allow Use of Intellectual Property for Coronavirus

March 20, 2020, 3:27 PM

AbbVie will allow the use of its intellectual property by other companies around the world to step up treatment for coronavirus patients, the drug company said in an emailed statement.

  • AbbVie has provided Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) as an experimental option for treatment of the coronavirus
  • All requests for hospitalized patients in Israel are being supplied
  • “Given this important public health crisis, AbbVie commits that we will take all steps necessary to remove any potential barriers to alternate sources of supply, including dedicating to the public our intellectual property related to lopinavir/ritonavir.”
    • The company will communicate its intention to generic manufacturers
  • NOTE: March 19, Israel Uses Powers to Override Drug Patent for Coronavirus Use

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Mark Williams, Yaacov Benmeleh

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