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US Senate confirms Stephen Hahn as FDA head

US16-12-2019Saman Javed

In a 72-18 vote, the US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Merck & Co in $2.7bn cancer research acquisition

12-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Merck & Co has announced its acquisition of cancer research biotech ArQule in a $2.7 billion deal.

Momenta to pay $35m to end enoxaparin class-action suit

12-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Momenta Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay $35 million to settle a 2015 class-action suit that claimed that it blocked generics of the blockbuster blood clot drug enoxaparin from coming to market.

New USMCA agreement scraps ten-year marketing exclusivity provision

Canada, Mexico, US12-12-2019Saman Javed

The US, Canada and Mexico have signed a new, finalised trade agreement to replace the old North American Free Trade Agreement.

US senators question ‘national security risks’ posed by Chinese drugs

US11-12-2019Saman Javed

US senators have requested information regarding the national security risks posed by the role of foreign manufacturing, specifically in China, in the US pharmaceutical products supply chain.

McDonald Hopkins adds new recruit in Chicago

US11-12-2019Rory O'Neill

McDonald Hopkins has added Erin Conway as counsel to its IP litigation department in Chicago.

Sanofi buys Synthorx for $2.5 billion

US10-12-2019Saman Javed

Sanofi is to acquire Synthorx, a biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of people suffering from cancer and autoimmune diseases, for $2.5 billion.

Sanders calls on USPTO to block Gilead patent extension

US09-12-2019Rory O'Neill

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called on the US Patent and Trademark Office to block extensions to two Gilead Sciences patents covering HIV prevention drugs including Descovy.

TAG supports opposition of Sanofi TB drug patents in India

EU, India09-12-2019Saman Javed

Treatment Action Group, a US-based organisation focused on research of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, has applauded an opposition that aims to block Sanofi from patenting a new TB drug in India.

Medtronic sued over artificial heart valves

US06-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Medtronic, the world’s largest medical devices company, is facing a patent infringement lawsuit over its line of artificial heart valves.

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