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Reverse Payment Issue Continues to Sizzle

We reported recently that the issue of reverse settlement payments to generic drug manufacturers was continuing to heat up this summer.  FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz’s recent comments on the issue further support this forecast. In a speech before the Center for American Progress, Leibowitz stated that the FTC “has made stopping these deals a top priority,” … Continue Reading

Restaurants, Too?

As the Senate works toward health-care reform legislation, the Senate HELP Committee has released the 615 page bill that Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) will soon introduce on behalf of Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), The Affordable Health Choices Act. The Senate’s HELP and Judiciary committees expect to begin the markup process this month. Included with a … Continue Reading

Data Mining Bans and Restrictions

Pharmaceutical companies may face increasing hurdles in marketing their products to physicians as states begin to ban prescription data mining. To date, legal challenges to such state laws have largely failed. Prescription data mining is an important marketing tool for pharmaceutical companies.… Continue Reading

EU Cosmetics Regulation Receives Welcome Facelift

Last month, the European Parliament approved new rules that will increase cosmetic safety and simplify regulatory procedures in the European Union. The legislation, which resulted from a compromise negotiation between Parliament and Council representatives, will take the form of a single regulation that applies to all member states simultaneously, and will replace the patchwork of 27 … Continue Reading
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