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TAG Comments on NIST’s Proposed Rulemaking Changes

TAG submitted comments in response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) proposed change to rulemaking, strongly opposing amendments to remove crucial public health safeguards from the Bayh-Dole Act. March-in rights and other provisions to hold manufacturers accountable when federally funded inventions are exorbitantly priced and are critically important to public health and the right to science.
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Civil Society Letter to Donors, Countries, and Health Actors to Improve Access to GeneXpert and Other Diagnostics

TAG led an open letter appealing to donors, countries, and health actors to improve access to GeneXpert and other diagnostics for COVID-19, TB, HIV, HBV, HCV, and other diseases by applying collective leverage in negotiations with Cepheid for lower prices and sufficient volumes; establishing cost-of-goods-sold (COGS)-plus and volume-based pricing for diagnostics as a global norm; and increasing investments in alternative rapid molecular tests to promote competition and improve access.
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2020 TAG Update

As we look forward to an end of an extremely challenging year—and past four years—we reflect on the remarkable resilience and impact of TAG, even and especially in these dark times.
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TAGline November 2020

'The Struggle of a Lifetime' (Continued): The words of the late Honorable John Lewis ring powerfully true today. In the U.S., as we welcome a new President-elect and Vice President-elect, we must also defend democracy to ensure a complete, peaceful transition of power. We engage in the struggles generations before us have advanced, despite myriad challenges and emerging new threats such as COVID-19.
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Research in Action Awards 2020

Please join us at our annual, and first ever virtual, Research in Action Awards on Thursday, November 19, 2020. At this time of great turmoil and when activism to end infectious disease is more vital than ever, it’s so important to gather virtually to celebrate life, commemorate those we’ve lost, and recognize champions of progress and justice.
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