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dc.contributor.authorLiddicoat, Johnathon
dc.contributor.authorLiddell, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorAboy, Mateo
dc.contributor.authorWested, Jakob
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-18T15:39:10Z
dc.date.available2021-08-18T15:39:10Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-20
dc.identifier.issn0018-9855
dc.identifier.others40319-021-01088-0
dc.identifier.other1088
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/326913
dc.descriptionFunder: University of Cambridge
dc.description.abstractAbstract: EU law incentivises drug marketing authorisation holders (MAHs) to find new uses for their compounds (research known as “repositioning”) by offering them an extra year of market protection if the new use is authorised. This extra year, known as the “+1”, was enacted on limited evidence, and no study has examined its effect since it began. Yet, several leading commentators suggest lengthening the +1. This study assesses the effectiveness of the +1 by analysing all the relevant instances of MAHs repositioning their drugs before and after the +1 came into effect. The results show that: (i) 42.2% of MAHs repositioned their drugs before the +1 came into effect, and (ii) once the +1 did come into effect, it did not increase the percentage of MAHs that repositioned their drugs. This study finds that the +1 failed to increase repositioning and then proceeds to consider reform options, including repealing the law. In doing so, this study takes the first steps towards an evidence-based policy for the topic.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectDrug repositioning
dc.subjectRegulatory exclusivities
dc.subjectPatents
dc.subjectEmpirical study
dc.subjectIntellectual property
dc.titleHas the EU Incentive for Drug Repositioning Been Effective? An Empirical Analysis of the “+1” Regulatory Exclusivity
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-08-18T15:39:10Z
prism.endingPage851
prism.issueIdentifier7
prism.publicationNameIIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law
prism.startingPage825
prism.volume52
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.74362
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-07-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s40319-021-01088-0
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn2195-0237


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