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Cannabis In The UK – A Regulatory Environment In Transition?
Recently, three British MPs went to Canada on a fact-finding cross-party trip to consider the effects of a more relaxed regulatory environment in respect of cannabis.
19 Aug 2019
Munich Regional Court Clarifies When Claims For Transfers Of Patents Become Time-Barred
Germany is one of the most important patent litigation jurisdictions in Europe, making developments in its patent law very important to life sciences companies
3 Jul 2019
Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo
The outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is getting worse. The World Health Organisation reports that 1,396 have already lost their lives
27 Jun 2019
Council Of Europe Issues Recommendation On Processing Health-Related Data
The Council of Europe (CoE) recently issued its recommendation to member states on the protection of health-related data (Recommendation).
European Union
27 May 2019
"Worst Breach Of Personal Data In Singapore's History" Attracts Highest Penalties Totalling S$1 Million
On 14 January 2019, Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission issued its grounds of decision against Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd.
21 Jan 2019
Digital Transformation Of Health And Care
In April 2018 the European Commission (Commission) published its Communication on the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market (Communication).
8 Jan 2019
UK Code Of Conduct For Data-Driven Health And Care Technology
Earlier this month, the UK Department of Health and Social Care published an initial Code of Conduct for data-driven health and care technology. The code builds on the Department for Digital, Culture,...
25 Sep 2018
China Continues To Sharpen Its Teeth Against Corruption: Updates To China's Anti-Corruption Regime
The first half of 2018 saw a number of significant changes to the Chinese anti-corruption regime, including amendments to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law and formation of new anti-corruption regulatory bodies.
18 Sep 2018
Brexit And The Pharmaceuticals Sector: The Key Issues
The United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019. Certain key aspects of the Brexit deal now seem to have been agreed upon
European Union
6 Sep 2018
Major Medical Device Changes In China Introduced By The 2018 Draft Amendment To The "Regulations On The Supervision And Administration Of Medical Device"*
Following the issuance of the "Opinions on Deepening the Reform of Examination and Approval System and Encouraging Innovation in the Industries of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices"
16 Aug 2018
Germany – A Major Hub For Patent Litigation
With the Unified Patent Court now stalled for at least the near future, U.S. life sciences companies will continue to face the question of where to bring patent infringement cases in Europe.
2 Aug 2017
New Regulations Reshape Transparency-Related Obligations In France, Could Impact Life Sciences Companies
In France, transparency requirements are regulated by two main sets of laws: "The French Anti-Gift Law" . . .
22 Mar 2017
Again The Life Science Industry Will Have To Take A Close Look At A New Set Of Regulations Reshaping Transparency-Related Obligations
Article body Current Length: 9407 chars Long including spaces Source Preview The relationship between the life sciences industry and health-care practitioners is being reshaped in France through regulatory developments under both the French Anti-Gift Law and the French Sunshine Act.
20 Mar 2017
The "French Bribery Act" That Is Soon To Be Enacted
The last version of the "French Bribery Act" gives more shape to the new provisions of the law and confirms that it contemplates to substantially change the legal anti-corruption scope in France.
10 Dec 2016
European Patent Litigation For Life Sciences Companies: A Silver Lining To The Brexit Cloud?
The introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is undoubtedly the most significant change to the European patent landscape since the European Patent Convention of 1973.
26 Sep 2016
Entering Into Force On 1 July 2016, The French Draft Law On ‘Health Class Actions' Will Bring With It More Complexity And Legal Uncertainty
Billed as a "major step forward for democracy" by the French Minister of Health, the French draft law on ‘health class actions', adopted on 17 December 2015, enters into force on 1 July 2016.
7 Jul 2016
What Brexit Means For Data Protection
If the UK exits the EU before the GDPR comes into force, it will not be without a data protection law.
European Union
6 Jul 2016
Draft Privacy Guidelines For Mobile Health App Developers Published
Mobile health or ‘mHealth' applications commonly raise complex privacy issues as a result of processing large amounts of sensitive personal data.
European Union
6 Jul 2016
European Patent Office to Make Pan-European Revocation Proceedings Faster, More Efficient as of July 1
European Patent Office oppositions are a very powerful way of litigating newly granted patents.
22 Jun 2016
French Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Liability For Defective Products
In the case at hand, a patient was prescribed Mediator, an appetite suppressant, between 1998 and 2008.
16 Jun 2016
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