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ICE targets COVID-19 vaccine fraud after seizing proceeds worth $26m

US02-12-2020Muireann Bolger

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has unveiled the next stage of its operation to combat a wave of fraudulent vaccines and treatments, after seizing more than $26 million in illicit proceeds from COVID-19 related products over the past six months.

CMA reveals antitrust investigation into Essential Pharma over bipolar drug

UK30-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The UK Competition and Markets Authority is investigating Essential Pharma over suspicions that the pharmaceutical company contravened competition law by proposing to withdraw the supply of Priadel, a lithium-based medication for bipolar disease.

Wyeth secures Australian injunction against MSD vaccine

Australia30-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The Federal Court of Australia has granted Pfizer subsidiary Wyeth’s bid for an injunction against Merck Sharp Dohme in a dispute over vaccine patents.

MSF urges EU to rid market of ‘avoidable suffering’ from SPCs

30-11-2020Rory O'Neill

Médecins Sans Frontières has warned that the European Commission’s commitment to the supplementary protection certificate system risks undermining its promise to improve drug accessibility.

EC fines Teva €60.5m over pay-for-delay deal

EU27-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The European Commission has fined Teva and its subsidiary Cephalon €60.5 million for agreeing to delay a cheaper generic version of sleep disorder drug modafinil.

HHS commits to IP transparency following watchdog’s criticism

US26-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The US Department of Health and Human Services will reveal more information regarding its licensing of IP to private companies for drug development, it has confirmed in a letter to a congressional watchdog.

Five minutes with… Jacqueline Mulryne

International26-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer on second medical use patents, career goals after parenthood and the joy of being a “failed scientist” in IP.

EC plans to lower barriers to generic drugs

EU25-11-2020Rory O'Neill

The European Commission wants to increase access to generic medicines and crack down on anti-competitive behaviour in the pharmaceutical industry, a new plan has said.

Philips defeats antitrust claims in ultrasound infringement suit

US24-11-2020Muireann Bolger

Philips was not anti-competitive when it refused a medical equipment maintenance company access to its software for ultrasound machines but did misuse its copyright, the US District Court for the Western District of Washington has ruled.

Indian court rejects AstraZeneca’s injunction request

India24-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The Delhi High Court has refused to grant AstraZeneca an injunction against the manufacture and sale of dapagliflozin by a group of India-based pharmaceutical companies.

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