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AstraZeneca held liable for additional healthcare costs
In a judgment of 14 October 2020 the District Court The Hague ruled in a landslide decision that AstraZeneca is liable for the extra costs that health insurance companies Menzis and Anderzorg incurred because of the wrongful enforcement of AstraZeneca’s patent EP 0 907 364 (EP 364), which covers its medicinal product Seroquel, against generic quetiapine XR.[1] This is not a landslide decision because it means a change in case law, but because it is the first Dutch judgment ever in which such claims...
October 15, 2020
10 min read
Post-Transition Brexit: New MHRA Guidelines on Med...
With a post-transition Brexit looming on the horizon, the Medicines...
September 30, 2020
7 min read
A vaccine for COVID 19 –risks and liabilities in international...
As the development of vaccines against COVID-19 is progressing,...
September 8, 2020
17 min read
Transfer of value in France: publication of the regulatory...
An important change to the new regime governing transfer...
August 20, 2020
2 min read
COVID-19: Our series of regulatory legislation trackers for the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry
COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to the global life sciences industry.  Members...
July 30, 2020
1 min read
Australian Export Legislation Amendments Smooth the Way for Cannabis Export
The Export Control Legislation Amendment (Certification of Narcotic Exports) Bill 2020 (Cth), which passed...
June 26, 2020
3 min read
Transfer of value in France: the long-awaited “anti-gift” decree has finally been published
The French so-called “anti-gift” provisions strictly frame the conditions under which companies in the...
June 19, 2020
2 min read
Increased Leeway for Cooperation between Pharma and Medical Equipment Companies during the Covid-19 Crisis
Competition rules are aimed at safeguarding healthy competition between companies. For more than half...
April 9, 2020
7 min read
COVID-19: UK Public Health Perspectives
As Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, in an effort to prepare for all...
March 27, 2020
13 min read
German Constitutional Court declares the vote on the ratification act of the UPC Agreement unconstitutional because of a lack of the required quorum
Today the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) ruled that the German ratification...
March 20, 2020
5 min read