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FTC vs Actavis: Patent Settlements Become More Risky

Pharmaceutical companies can anticipate more costly, drawn-out patent litigation in the wake of the June 17 US Supreme Court decision, which creates great uncertainty about the grounds for negotiating settlements in patent cases. In ruling that “pay-for-delay” arrangements could violate the antitrust laws, and that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the right to challenge […]
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Budget Cutters Propose Big Hits on Pharma

By Jill Wechsler, Washington Correspondent. The Obama administration’s budget plan for fiscal year 2014 apparently assumes that the pharmaceutical industry can support Medicare and other health programs through changes in drug coverage and payments. It also relies on industry fees to keep the Food and Drug Administration up and running. Meanwhile, FDA and other public […]
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FTC v. Actavis: The Wrong End of the Telescope

by Traci Medford-Rosow and Peter C. Richardson On December 8, 2012, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) v. Actavis, Inc. case. The court’s grant of certiorari marked the latest chapter in a decade-long effort by the FTC to have the court rule on the festering issue of whether pay-for-delay provisions […]
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Obama Reveals Healthcare Reform Plan

Image via Wikipedia The health reform proposal unveiled by the White House on Feb. 22, 2010 retains a number of provisions that directly affect drug coverage and industry revenues. The plan highlights that it will close the Medicare drug benefit “doughnut hole” by 2020 to make drugs more affordable to the elderly. Seniors will get […]
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